Hurricane Katrina

Category 3 Atlantic hurricane in 2005

Hurricane Katrina wis the deadliest an maist destructive Atlantic hurricane o the 2005 Atlantic hurricane saison, parteecularly hittin the Gulf o Mexico coastlines o Louisiana (incluiding New Orleans), Mississippi an Alabama. It wis the costliest naitural disaster, as well as ane o the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history o the Unitit States. Amang recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it wis the saxt strangest oweraw. At least 1,833 fowk died in the hurricane an subsequent floods, makin it the deidliest U.S. hurricane syne the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; tot property damage wis estimatit at $81 billion (2005 USD),[1] nearly triple the damage brocht bi Hurricane Andrew in 1992.[3]

Hurricane Katrina
Category 5 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Katrina at peak strength on August 28, 2005
Formed23 August 2005
Dissipatit30 August 2005
Heichest winds1-meenit susteened: 175 mph (280 km/h)
Lawest pressur902 mbar (hPa); 26.64 inHg
Fatalities1,833 confirmed[1]
Damage$108 billion (2005 USD)
(Costliest hurricane in US history[2])
Pairt o the 2005 Atlantic hurricane saison
Map plottin the track an intensity o the storm, accordin tae the Saffir–Simpson scale


  1. a b Knabb, Richard D (December 20, 2005; updated August 10, 2006). "Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Katrina: 23–30 August 2005" (PDF). National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2006-05-30. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "The deadliest, costliest and most intense United States tropical cyclones from 1851 to 2010 (and other frequently requested hurricane facts)" (PDF). National Climatic Data Center, National Hurricane Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 10 August 2011. p. 47. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  3. Rappaport, Ed. "Preliminary Report for Hurricane Andrew". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2008.