Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.
Highest wind speed: 174 mph
Date: August 23, 2005 – August 31, 2005
Damage: $108 billions
Catorgey: catorgey 5
Hurricane Katrina was the largest and 3rd strongesthurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the US. In New Orleans, the levees were designed for Category 3, but Katrina peaked at a Category 5 hurricane, with winds up to 175 mph.