As the day went on the mood got worse.
As the day went on the mood got worse.

CNN Radio – Hourly News 1:00 am – 7:00 pm EDT – August 28, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Ten years ago today, Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on New Orleans in what became one of the most devastating natural disasters in American history.

Just another hurricane during hurricane season, Katrina grew in strength as the day went on; each hour the winds were clocked higher, the category inched up and the direction slowly changed until it was heading directly to New Orleans. And as the hours ticked by the fears grew, the calls for evacuation became more urgent – the avenues of escape became less.

As a reminder, here are news reports from CNN Radio, from 1:00 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening on August 28th, before Katrina hit land and changed people’s lives forever.

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