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Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2005

An infamous storm in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina carved a path of destruction from Miami to New Orleans, and up the Eastern United States. The storm reached a maximum intensity of Category 5 status, with 175 mph sustained winds. Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the morning of August 29, 2005. This animation uses infrared imagery to track the progress of the storm from birth in the Bahamas to after it dissipates in the Northeast U.S.