Hurricane Katrina and Sandy

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On August 28, 2005 Hurricane Katrina was in the Gulf of Mexico were it was a category 5 storm and winds estimated up to 175 miles per hour. At 7:10 am on August 29 hurricane Katrina made landfall in southern Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It made landfall as a category 3 hurricane and maximum winds up to 135 miles per hour. The hurricane caused a total of 1,833 fatalities. And the damage cost of this hurricane was $ 108 billion dollars. On October 27, 2012 Hurricane Sandy made landfall. Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine. It made more damage in New Jersey and New York. Its storm surge hit New York City on October 29, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city. Damage in the US is estimated at over $63 billion Both Katrina and Sandy were extremely destructive Atlantic hurricanes. They were the costliest and second costliest hurricanes in U.S. history with Price tags of $108 billion and $63 billion. Both formed during very active hurricane seasons. Both were extremely large hurricanes, causing high storm surges and very widespread damage. Both flooded and shut down major U.S. cities. Hurricane Katrina was far more intense than Sandy, peaking as a category 5 storm with 175 mph winds and striking the U.S. as a category 3. Sandy was a category 2 storm at peak strength with 110 mph winds, and hit the U.S. at category 1 intensity. Hurricane Katrina started on a westward path, hitting Florida and then turning north to hit the U.S. Gulf coast. Hurricane Sandy started on a northward path, before making a westward turn to hit the U.S. east coast. Hurricane Katrina's damage was almost exclusively in the United States while Sandy caused significant damage and several dozen deaths in the Caribbean. Hurricane Katrina was far deadlier than Sandy, killing more than 1,800 people. Hurricane Sandy killed just over 200 people. Friday, August 26, 2005 Louisiana Governor...
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