Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 storm on August 29, 2005. More than 1800 people lost their lives in the storm, and Katrina ultimately caused over $80 billion of damage. Several levees failed to contain rising waters from the storm in New Orleans, which experienced the worst of the devastation. Hurricane Katrina left much of the city under water with water approximately 12 feet high in some areas.
Sandy is coming and it certainly won't be a pleasure to meet her. She raged through the Bahamas this morning after leaving 29 people dead across the Caribbean. Sandy knocked out power, flooded roads and cut off islands in the Bahamas.