Hurricane Katrina Projected Path
may hit New Orleans Louisiana
August 27th 2005
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Katrina is headed for Louisiana after killing seven people in
southern Florida last week. Katrina is expected to hit land as early
as Sunday afternoon. Hurricane watches and warnings have been
posted for parts of the Louisiana coast. Most at risk are low-lying
At 11 a.m. on
Saturday, the hurricane was 405 miles southeast of the mouth of the
Mississippi River. Katrina is moving west at about 7 miles per hour
(MPH). The projected path could see Katrina coming ashore anywhere
between the Florida Panhandle and the Louisiana Coast west of New
Orleans / Baton Rouge.
sustained winds are about 115 MPH making Katrina a category three
Hurricane. Winds are expected to increase making Katrina a category
four on the Saffir-Simpson scale by the time it makes landfall. The
storm will be stronger than it was when it hit Florida on Thursday.
A watch means
that a hurricane is expected within 24 hours and a warning means it
is expected within 36 hours. There is a complete forecast at the
National Weather Service for affected areas
According to AP
by Saturday, power had been restored to about 40 percent, according
to Florida Power & Light Co., the main electricity company in the
area. Around 867,000 customers, or roughly 1.7 million people, were
still sweltering in the summer heat without power.
troops dispensed ice and bottled water and directed traffic at
intersections where the signal lights were out in the Miami area.
Key west experienced itís firth wettest day on record since the late
1870ís with 2 feet (60cm) of floodwater.
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