Hurricane Katrina Facts

Hurricane Katrina Approaching the Gulf Coast - August 28, 2005

Basic Facts About Hurricane Katrina

Below are some basic scientific facts about Hurricane Katrina. If you want more in depth facts simply scroll down to the next section of this web page.

  • Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 5 Hurricane
  • Highest 1-Minute Sustained Winds: 175 MPH (280 KM/H)
  • Damage: $125 Billion (USD in 2005)
  • Death Toll: 1,833
  • Katrina Formed: August 23rd, 2005
  • Katrina Dissipated: August 31st, 2005
  • Affected Countries: Bahamas, Cuba and the United States of America

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