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Exactly 16 years ago today, Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana.
Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, as a Category 3 hurricane on August 29, 2005. Despite being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 hurricane season, Katrina was among the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. In the wake of the storm, there were over 50 failures of the levees and flood walls surrounding New Orleans and its suburbs. The levee and flood wall failures caused widespread flooding.
After briefly coming ashore in southern Florida on August 25 as a Category 1 hurricane, Katrina gained strength before slamming into the Gulf Coast on August 29. In addition to bringing devastation to the New Orleans area, the hurricane caused damage along the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama, as well as other parts of Louisiana.
Today, Hurricane Ida knocked out power to the entire city of New Orleans. Some new sources consider it to be one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the United States.
Our response to Katrina was not good.. Let's hope that the response to Hurricane Ida is better.
The Big Bad Wolf has returned to Louisiana.