Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

My intent in posting these out here is not for glorification, but to document what has to be the one of the most destructive natural disasters to hit the US in my lifetime. Thoughts and prayers to those people who have suffered loss on a scale that is unimaginable.

Hurricane Katrina, once a category five hurricane with winds over 150 mph, makes landfall just east of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29.

A levee on Lake Ponchartrain breaks and floodwaters spill into New Orleans.

The Superdome, housing thousands of stranded people in New Orleans, has parts of its roof damaged.

People in New Orleans who did not or could not evacuate in time are rescued from their rooftops by helicopters and boats.

1 comment:

Nana said...

Our prayers go out to the victims as well as the rescue workers. We have all been touched by the stories and pictures.