On August 23, 2005, the storm isn’t cause for concern yet. It’s the 12th tropical depression of the season, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. It’s by the Bahamas; it’s thought that it might just head out farther into the Atlantic Ocean.
It doesn’t do that, though. The storm gets stronger, and it gets a name: Katrina.
The next day Katrina is declared a hurricane and later hits the shore in Miami. Two people are killed by falling trees. Katrina becomes extra ferocious after reaching the Gulf of Mexico.
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On the 26th, in the evening, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana declare states of emergency.
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On the 28th, Katrina’s winds are clocked at 145 mph. New Orleans mayor…
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