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Hurricane Katrina 

Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. 

  1. Highest wind speed: 174 mph
  2. Date: August 23, 2005 – August 31, 2005
  3. Damage: $108 billions
  4. 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.