Hurricane Katrina resulted in one of the worst disasters in U.S. history. Over one million people are said to have left their homes in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
The city of New Orleans was ravaged by the storm. Thousands were left without food and fresh water for days. It’s unclear what the final death toll will be now. But New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has said that a figure of 10,000 dead is possible.
In the days following the hurricane, CNN broadcast gut-wrenching images of thousands of people at the Louisiana Superdome without food and water. It was a scene many thought impossible in the United States.