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HURRICANE KATRINA 2005
3 months ago
Tropical storm formed a category 1 hurricane over the Bahamas
Strengthened to tropical storm Katrina
Katrina strengthened C1 storm
Katrina was downgraded to a tropical storm
Hurricane Katrina reached level 3 intensity
Hurricane Katrina reached level 4 intensity and made its first landfall as a catagory 5 strom
Hurricane Katrina made its second landfall as a strong Category 3 hurricane
All peopel evacuated due to flooding
Katrina downgraded to a tropical depression
Due to lack of funds, New Orleans would lay off 3,000 employees from the city's payroll
Approximately 1.5 million people were evacuated from the damaged areas in Louisiana
The official death toll from Hurricane Katrina was upgraded to 1,135, 33 days after landfall.
Hurricane Rita compounded the already growing problems as it makes landfall just west of where Hurricane Katrina had.
Hurricane Rita headed towards Houston, with its outer bands bringing rain to the New Orleans area
The official death toll was raised to 1,036, with 63 additional deaths recognized in Louisiana. First time since 1928 that a natural disaster has had a death toll over 1000.
Ordered yet another evacuation due to Hurricane Rita
Bush signs the $10.5 billion relief package after Congress passed it
25,548 Army National Guard and 3,998 Air National Guard were deployed to assist victims
The evacuation of the Superdome has been completed
The 17th Street Canal levee breach was closed with truckloads of rock and sandbags
USCG Air & Surface Operations rescue 10,182 people in the greater New Orleans area
USCG Air & Surface Operations rescue 342 people in the greater New Orleans area
announced a "zero access" policy with regards to the media, in order to prevent members of the media from reporting on the recovery of dead bodies in New Orleans.
The federal government subsequently agreed not to attempt to restrict media coverage of events and Honoré's deputy says that the original statement referred to a policy of not allowing embedded journalists on relief operations
Illinois police officers on loan to Louisiana were sent out with flat bottomed boats to rescue hundreds of frozen embryos from New Orleans Lakewood Hospital's Fertility Institute
President Bush addresses and outlines many of the steps that the federal government was taking to provide assistance and relief
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