Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Monday

Fairhope, Alabama

AUGUST 29, 2005

Monday marks 11 years since the last hurricane affected the city, but there may be some activity forming in the Gulf next week.


"Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale–it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour–and stretched some 400 miles across. The storm itself did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to massive flooding, and many people charged that the federal government was slow to meet the needs of the people affected by the storm. Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It needs to be raised up a couple of feet next time it gets washed away. Hope they know what they are doing.