“Three Years Later” by Center for American Progress:
August 29, 2008, 1:00am
Today marks the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the GulfCoast. On August 29, 2005, Katrina cut “a 125-mile swath of destruction stretching from coastal Alabama across Mississippi to the French Quarter and the Superdome.” Katrina was the costliest hurricane in American history and the third deadliest, killing 1,800 people. New Orleans was particularly hard-hit, which submerged 80 percent of the city.