Nature: Hurricane Katrina

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Name
Nature: Hurricane Katrina Gender: N/A
born on 29 August 2005 at 06:10 (= 06:10 AM )
Place Buras Louisiana, USA, 29n21, 89w31
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Pat
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°13' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°08 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°11'



Biography

Hurricane on the United States Gulf Coast, a category 5 as it headed toward Louisiana but becoming a category 4 at its landfall near Buras, Louisiana. The storm killed several thousand people and wreaked bilions of dollars in property damage. It was estimated that 80% of people in the areas in and surrounding New Orleans, LA evacuated prior to the storm with several hundred taking refuge in the huge Superdome Football Stadium which was thought to be secure but which lost part of its roof to the storm. Coastal cities and towns in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana suffered severe flooding, loss of power, and immense damage in the billions that will take months if not years to repair. Thousands of people were uprooted to temporary shelter in Texas and other states, and thousands more were left subject to the elements or to horrible conditions of pollution, sewage, overcrowding, looting, lack of food and potable water, clothing and other necessities. Severe humidity and heat did not help. The US government was intensely criticized for doing too little too late for the vulnerable ill, elderly and poor who could not escape the damaged areas on their own.

The day prior, as a category 5 storm, Katrina's winds had been clocked at 175 miles per hour. At landfall, a category 4, winds were still an incredibly high 145 miles per hour. Huge waves broke through and destroyed some of the levees that had been thought to be protecting New Orleans. Oil refineries suffered damage as well and the price of gasoline exceeded the $3-per-gallon mark in much of the country. Insurance costs are estimated to top $25 billion, making Katrina the worst storm.

Four days earlier, Katrina as a slow-moving category 1 hurricane had touched down near Miami Beach, Florida and though its winds were less severe (75 mph), it nevertheless cut a swath of damage and destruction in Florida, killing at least four people and leaving at least a million people without electricity for several days.

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Events

  • Mundane : Hurricane 29 August 2005 at 06:10 AM in Buras, LA (Landfall as category 4 hurricane)
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Source Notes

PT quotes the news for the date and time the hurricane made landfall "east of Grand Isle in the bayou town of Buras." On August 25, 2005, Katrina made landfall near Miami Beach at about 6:30 PM ET according to CNN reports.

Categories

  • Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters

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