Hurricane Katrina Smacks A Punch On Gulf Coast

By: Venton D. Blandin
By: Venton D. Blandin

August 30, 2005

Many had feared the outcome, monumental damage because of Hurricane Katrina, but at what cost?

Gulf Coast residents staggered from the hurt inflicted by Katrina. More than a million people are sweltering without power at least 50 are dead. Even more are presumed to be dead as rescuers reach the hardest hit areas. People were rescued in boats as they clung to rooftops, hundreds of trees were uprooted, and sailboats were flung about like toys after Hurricane Katrina crashed ashore.

"The wind blowing that way was pushing the water up into the house, so it was beyond devastating," said a resident of Biloxi, Mississippi.

Devastating isn't the word for some.

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