Hurricane Katrina: Two Years Later
NEW ORLEANS – It wasn’t enough for Hurricane Katrina to breech levees, destroy thousands of homes and become the costliest hurricane in U.S. history with more than $75 billion in damages.
The Category 3 storm that devastated the Gulf Coast states on August 29, 2005, went a step further by bringing an entire health care system to its knees.
Two years later, the storm is still wreaking havoc on New Orleans residents, having increased the city’s death rate by 48 percent, according to a report by the New Orleans Health Department.
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