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Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2005

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Hurricane Katrina: Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in 2005
Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane that made landfall on Florida and Louisiana in August 2005, causing catastrophic damage, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Subsequent flooding, caused largely as a result of fatal engineering flaws in the flood protection system known as levees around the city of New Orleans, precipitated most of the loss of lives. The storm was the third major hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record to make landfall in the contiguous United States, behind only the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, Hurricane Camille in 1969, and Hurricane Michael in 2018.

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Today in History for September 15th

Highlights of this day in history: Four black girls killed in a church blast in Alabama; President George W. Bush vows massive rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina; Nazi Germany adopts Nuremberg laws;..
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“You need to overprepare”: Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal shares tips for surviving a hurricane

There will be no rest in Florida this Labor Day weekend as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Dorian could be the strongest storm to hit Florida's east coast since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. An emergency has..
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The group rebuilding homes in the aftermath of hurricanes

It has been two years this weekend since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. Along with Hurricane Katrina, Harvey is as the costliest storm on record, with damage estimated at $125 billion. Most..
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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first woman governor, dies, led state through hurricanes

Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state's..
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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has died at 76

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first female governor who oversaw the state during the strikes and aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, has died Sunday afternoon at age 76. She had been battling..
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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Katrina, dies at 76

Blanco was the first elected female governor in Louisiana's history. She died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.  
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Kathleen Blanco, first female governor of Louisiana, dead at 76

Blanco was governor of Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita
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New Orleans residents on high alert for flooding

New Orleans is below sea level -- and Barry will test the safeguards that the city put in place following the devastation from Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. Residents felt a sigh of relief after..
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New Orleans braces for Tropical Storm Barry

A state of emergency was declared and the National Guard was activated in Louisiana amid the threat of Tropical Storm Barry. Improvements in flood protection were made after Katrina, and are about to..
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Abandoned Six Flags park may soon come down

An abandoned New Orleans amusement park that has stood empty since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 may finally be torn down. (July 5)  
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Iowa Rep. Steve King belittles Katrina flood victims

King said in a town hall that Katrina victims only asked "who's gonna help me," while Iowa flood victims "take care of each other"
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Artists recreate New Orleans Katrina destruction

Nearly 14 years after Hurricane Katrina hit, there’s a house in New Orleans that has recreated the affect of floodwaters from the storm. (March 20)
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Post-Katrina promise of oil money leaves states shortchanged

In 2006, a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues..
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Governor accepts election chief's resignation after blackface photos

Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party. Gov. Ron DeSantis accepted..
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