On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States. The Category 3 storm was devastating. Cities were flooded, residents were displaced from their homes, and almost 2,000 people lost their lives.
Large amounts of rain contributed to the flooding. The impact of the storm (in terms of rainfall) and locations of the hardest hit areas are depicted on this map. Rainfall totals in three hour increments for August 29th, recorded at local weather stations, are shown.
*The Slidell, Louisiana and Aberdeen, Mississippi rainfall data time of occurance was noted in the dataset as suspect.