Images: Deadly Katrina hits Gulf Coast

Images: Deadly Katrina hits Gulf Coast

Summary: The hurricane hit land in Louisiana but changed direction to miss New Orleans--but spread devastation into Mississippi instead.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Hurricane Hunters

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, flew propeller-driven Lockheed-Martin WC-130 aircraft directly into the eye of Katrina. This archived photo shows the "stadium effect" that occurs in the eye of a strong hurricanes. It looks like you are in the middle of a stadium of clouds. Videos on the site let you take a tour inside the eye of a hurricane.

  • Wind fall

    Winds from Hurricane Katrina are expected to diminish by about 80 percent over 72 hours as the storm moves inland.

  • Doppler radar from New Orleans taken Aug. 29 as Katrina hits land shows the concentration of heavy rains--indicated by the red and brown areas--in the center of the storm.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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