Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana

Hurricane Katrina's landfall on New Orleans in 2005, to this day, is still considered the most costly disaster in U.S. history.  The staggering $133,800,000,000 price tag of it's damages is over three times the amount that Hurricane Andrew caused in 1992.  The death toll was roughly 1200 people, with even more deaths due to indirect effects of the hurricane.  The most damaging and deadly aspect of this storm however was the broken levee that inundated the Ninth Ward.


August 16, 2005


August 30, 2005


September 20, 2005


Landfall NEXRAD Loop:



You can find it yourself on Google Earth using these coords:      29°58'16.64"N    90°00'58.35"W

Check back next week to see a protest caught on satellite image.