Katrina Arrives – August 29-30, 2005

For once, the warnings were right.

For once, the warnings were right.

CBS News – August 29-30, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall, all the fears were confirmed and all the warnings were true. Those who stayed behind, and survived, were reporting unfathomable scenes of devastation. And even after the worst of it had passed, the true level of damage and loss was yet to be discovered.

And ten years ago to the day, on August 29th 2005, we were watching and listening and shaking our heads.

A five minute reminder of a lifetime’s worth of destruction.

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