Louisiana Bracing for Harvey on Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
LOUISIANA -- Twelve years ago on Tuesday, a catastrophic hurricane hit the United States. Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on this day in 2005. It was a strong category 3 storm with winds of 145 miles per hour. Over 1,200 people died as a result of the storm. Many of the levees and floodwalls failed in New Orleans, leaving 80% of the city underwater. The damage left behind caused more than $100 billion in damage in Louisiana and along the gulf course.
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