Hurricane Katrina was a powerful and deadly storm. Katrina is the costliest storm and the third deadliest storm in U.S. history. Based on the size of the area impacted and the number of people affected, Katrina was one of the largest natural disasters in the history of the United States. The effects of Katrina on the costal communities of Louisiana and Mississippi and the city of New Orleans can still be clearly seen 5 years after the storm made landfall.
This Case Study will provide background and context for Hurricane Katrina.