This Day in History | August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina hits the city of New Orleans – making my name one to never be forgotten.

“Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States.[3] Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; total property damage was estimated at $81 billion (2005 USD),[3] nearly triple the damage wrought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.”

~Wikipedia

*I’ve always thought it was slightly odd that my birthday is February 9 (2/9), and Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29…weird stuff.

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