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Press Release 06-123
Remembering Katrina

Studies look at multiple facets of the hurricane's devastation

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New Orleans houses are swamped by floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans houses are swamped by floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina.

Credit: Liz Roll

 

Scientists from the RAINEX project flew into the edge of Hurricane Katrina.

Scientists from the RAINEX project flew into the edge of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 to study its rainbands and the formation of its eyewall, taking simultaneous measurements from two aircraft as Katrina grew into Category 5 and bore down on the Gulf Coast.

Credit: NOAA water vapor satellite image


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Geotechnical engineers inspect a portion of the floodwall along the Industrial Canal.

Geotechnical engineers inspect a portion of the floodwall along the Industrial Canal.

Credit: Rune Storesund photos


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An unmanned aerial vehicle searches wreckage for survivors in Pearlington, Miss.

An unmanned aerial vehicle searches wreckage for survivors in Pearlington, Miss., following Hurricane Katrina. The vehicle is operated by the Safety Security Rescue Research Center, one of the National Science Foundation's Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers.

Credit: Safety Security Rescue Research Center

 

Louisiana residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina seek shelter and aid in Pensacola, Fla.

Louisiana residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina seek shelter and aid in Pensacola, Fla.

Credit: Marvin Nauman, Federal Emergency Management Administration


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