Economy After Hurricane
Hurricane Katrina Facts: Damage and Costs
Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 monster storm. It did more damage than any other natural disaster in U.S history. It was massive before it even made landfall. Its hurricane force winds reached 75 nautical miles east of the center. Its maximum winds stretched 25 to 30 nautical miles. (Source: “Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath,” Live Science.)
It forced the evacuation of 75 percent of the 819 manned oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.