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  • Gulf of Mexico
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The Storm Reached Category 3

    Gulf of Mexico
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    On August 27, the storm reached Category 3 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, becoming the third major hurricane of the season.




  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The mandatory evacuation of The New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    The United States Coast Guard began pre-positioning resources in a ring around the expected impact zone and activated more than 400 reservists. On August 27, it moved its personnel out of the New Orleans region prior to the mandatory evacuation.




  • Louisiana, U.S. - Alabama, U.S. - Mississippi, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Declaring a State of Emergency

    Louisiana, U.S. - Alabama, U.S. - Mississippi, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    President of the United States George W. Bush declared a state of emergency in selected regions of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on August 27.




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