It was exactly 10 years ago on August 29th, 2005 when the city of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, which is known as one of the most destructive natural disaster in U.S. history.
The deadly storm wreaked havoc through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Bahamas and Cuba claiming the lives of close to 2,000 people.
Most of the damage was done in New Orleans, where floods reached extreme levels, eventually leading to a failed levee system for at least 80% of the city.
Former U.S. George W. Bush paid a visit to the state and spoke to crowds, but did not visit parts of the city, like the Lower 9th Ward, that have yet to recover after a decade.
However, U.S. President Barack Obama did visit that area the day before speaking with hundreds of residents who are still rebuilding their neighborhoods there.
Hurricane Katrina is currently ranked as the third most intense U.S. tropical cyclone, behind the Labour Day Hurricane in 1935 and Hurricane Camille in 1969.
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