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Anniversaries of Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac


Another year rolls by, and it's the anniversary of one of the most catastrophic storms in the Gulf.

Nine years ago, many were anxiously watching and waiting as Hurricane Katrina prepared to make landfall. More than 1800 people were killed. Breaches in the industrial canal as well as the 17th Street, London Avenue, and Orleans Avenue canals left much of New Orleans under water. The storm caused massive destruction across Louisiana and Mississippi.

It is also the anniversary of Hurricane Isaac. The storm was an eye-opener for many, proving that even a Category 1 storm shouldn't be taken lightly. Isaac swamped homes and knocked the power out for thousands of people.

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