Bob Riley

Dozens killed, damage heavy as Katrina roars in

Dozens killed, damage heavy as Katrina roars in

Editor’s note: Hurricane Katrina made landfall 12 years ago, leaving the Gulf Coast devastated. As Harvey — a hurricane now downgraded to a tropical storm — continues to ravage Texas and Louisiana, leaving a trail of destruction and flooding in its wake, the two phenomena are drawing widespread comparisons.

Below is our coverage from Aug. 30, 2005, about the immediate effects of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall.


Whirling ashore like a destructive pinwheel, Hurricane Katrina delivered a hard but glancing blow Monday to New Orleans, then spent its full...

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