Hurricane Katrina was a large Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that caused over 1,800 deaths and $125 billion in damage in late August 2005, particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
It was at the time the costliest tropical cyclone on record and is now tied with 2017's Hurricane Harvey.
Katrina originated on August 23, 2005, as a tropical depression from the merger of a tropical wave and the remnants of Tropical Depression Ten. Early the following day, the depression intensified into a tropical storm as it headed generally westward toward Florida, strengthening into a hurricane two hours before making landfall at Hallandale Beach on August 25. After briefly weakening to tropical storm strength over southern Florida, Katrina emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on August 26 and began to rapidly intensify. The storm strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before weakening to Category 3 strength at its second landfall on August 29 over southeast Louisiana and Mississippi.
The storm was the twelfth tropical cyclone, the fifth hurricane, and the third major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record to make landfall in the contiguous United States.
Katrina also had a profound impact on the environment. The storm surge caused substantial beach erosion, in some cases completely devastating coastal areas. The damage from Katrina forced the closure of 16 National Wildlife Refuges. The storm caused oil spills from 44 facilities throughout southeastern Louisiana, which resulted in over 7 million US gallons of oil being leaked.By Sunday, August 28, most infrastructure along the Gulf Coast had been shut down, including all freight and Amtrak rail traffic into the evacuation areas as well as the Waterford Nuclear Generating Station. Since Hurricane Katrina, Amtrak's Sunset Limited service has never been restored past New Orleans.
Everyone knows that salad goes with bread, but what about salad IN bread? That's exactly what you'll get with our recipe for Pull-Apart Salad Bread. This savory monkey bread-style recipe is studded with tasty veggies. And since it's such a fun shape, we like to surround ours with all sorts of salad fixins to make it even more special.
- 2 (16.3-ounce) cans refrigerated flaky layer biscuits
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 (1-ounce) packet dry ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives
- 1/2 cup sliced scallions
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 cups mixed baby greens
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
1931 – George Jones, American country music singer (d.2013)