Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today in Severe Weather History for August 25

On this date in 2005, a newly formed Hurricane Katrina made landfall in south Florida.  At the time, Katrina was only a minimal hurricane, producing winds of 80 mph.  Still, 9 people were killed, mainly by falling tree limbs & debris.  Damage was estimated at approximately $2 billion in Florida.  Over 1.5 million customers were reportedly without power for up to a week.

The storm would later emerge back out into the Gulf of Mexico and we all know what is to come a few short days later in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Look for a more extensive entry concerning the second landfall of Katrina on August 29th.

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