Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and large swaths of the Gulf Coast eight years ago today. Here's a look back at the historic disaster.
Hurricane Katrina, a Category 2 storm with winds of 135 mph, made landfall at Empire, La., at about 7 a.m. ET on Aug. 29, 2005.
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The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.
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