Hurricane Katrina

Profile last updated: 11/6/21

Details

Start Date

8/29/05

Affected Cites/Counties

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Panhandle region, Florida
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Multiple counties, Louisiana
  • Hancock, Harrison, Jackson counties, Mississippi

Disaster Type

Flood

Affects

  • Power Outage

Major Impacts

  • At least 1,800 deaths, though total is unknown (Source)
  • Mass displacement of primarily black residents, many who were never able to return (Source)

Declaration & Aid Status

Of the $120.5 billion in federal spending, the majority — approximately $75 billion — went to emergency relief, not rebuilding (Source)

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