Satellites peer into eye of storm

Newly released satellite images show how Katrina built up force over the sea before lashing the Louisiana coast. Warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico caused Katrina to strengthen into a category five hurricane. When she hit land, she slowed down, releasing huge amounts of rain. It was this, rather than her winds, that caused much of the damage.

2005-08-30

 satellite rain weather Katrina hurricane New Orleans

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