August 29, 2005, South Mississippi, directly in the path of Category 3 (when it hit us), Hurricane Katrina and about 60 miles inland. This is my personal footage of Hurricane Katrina, as seen from my front and back door. Wind, rain, and falling trees.
Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the largest natural disaster in the history of the United States. Preliminary damage estimates were well in excess of $100 billion.
The Gulf coast of Mississippi suffered massive damage from the impact of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, leaving 238 people dead, 67 missing, and billions of dollars in damage: bridges, barges, boats, piers, houses and cars were washed inland.
Katrina traveled up the entire state, and afterwards, all 82 counties in Mississippi were declared disaster areas for federal assistance, 47 for full assistance.
Katrina's powerful right-front quadrant passed over the west and central Mississippi coast, causing a powerful 27-foot storm surge, which penetrated 6 miles inland in many areas and up to 12 miles inland along bays and rivers.
The highest unofficial reported wind gust recorded from Katrina was one of 135 mph in Poplarville, in Pearl River County, about ten miles from where this video was taken.
Katrina's surge was the most extensive, as well as the highest, in the documented history of the United States.
Tags: Hurricane Katrina, Big Wind, Destruction, Holy Shit!, Nature, Hurricanes, Catastrophy, FEMA, Mississippi, Wind, Natural Disaster, destruction, tree slaughter
Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States (load item map)
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