Track and Damage in Mississippi, LA and Alabama
August 29th 2005
3 Day Katrina
Katrina hit the Gulf Coast Monday with 145 MPH winds. The center
hit just outside New Orleans, flooding entire neighborhoods up to
the roofs. The storm has killed at least 55 people.
is particularly vulnerable because it sits below sea level.
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said rescuers have plucked hundreds
of people off rooftops and from the water. ``We pray that the loss
of life is very limited, but we fear that is not the case,''
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said.
Lucky for New
Orleans, Mississippi took the brunt of the Hurricane. The storm
took a last minute turn from New Orleans, hitting Mississippi with
the maximum impact. According to Reuters, the storm sent a
“powerful wall of water towards Mississippi”
"The state has
suffered a grievous blow on the coast," Mississippi Gov. Haley
Barbour said. The last minute turn from New Orleans caused Biloxi
and Gulfport to get flooded. There was a 20 foot storm surge
flowing hundreds of yards inland.
An oil drilling
rig broke free of its mooring in Mobile Bay, Alabama slamming into a
bridge. Reports of two rigs are adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. The
storm could cost up to an estimated $26 billion. .
up to 20 buildings in New Orleans had collapse or were in danger of
collapsing. "It's too dangerous to come home," Governor Blanco
said. Too many roads are flooded and power lines are down
throughout the city.
out power to 670,000 customers. There are about 1.3 million people
The storm has
deteriorated into a tropical storm moving through Mississippi,
Alabama and Florida as of 10PM CDT. All
Hurricane Katrina Information.
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