Personal Narrative: Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina swept away the gulf coast on August 25, 2009. Katrina was the most monstrous storm that has ever visited the coast and was considered an amalgam of tropical waters and dusty winds. It was the deadliest hurricane of category five causing horrendous damage and traumatizing scenes. Many lives were taken away and many lives have changed. I was nine years old running around playing. I heard a loud banging noise and walked outside to see my dad hammering nails into wood to cover the windows on my house. The wind was blowing so hard outside it almost blew me away. I look up and the ominous clouds were looking back at me with destruction in its eyes. I was terrified of what this storm was going to do. I thought that Katrina was

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