Hurricane Katrina: The Storm That Changed A Nation

Images of A Calamity

6 a.m., August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina comes ashore for the second time, after first striking southeast Florida the previous week. It’s target: Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish. The results are disasterous for the coastal village of Buras and her neighbors along Highway 23 that parrallels the Mississippi southeast through the marshes into the Gulf. These were among the first, but by no means the last, victims of the storm’s furious assault on the Southeastern United States.