Katrina by the numbersby Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
It's been nearly a year since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. How do you sum up the largest natural disaster in U.S. history?
St. Paul, Minn. — Hurricane Katrina hit land on Aug. 29, 2005. The storm caused almost $100 billion in damage and left a 125-mile-long path of destruction that stretched from Alabama to Louisiana.
The images of Katrina's wrath are shocking. But, in some ways, it's the numbers that really express the magnitude of the devastation.
Reporter Nikki Tundel put together a numerical portrait of life 12 months after Katrina.