COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Louisiana coast, packing winds of 125 miles per hour. Today, New Orleans and surrounding areas are still trying to recover.
Katrina is the most destructive storm on record in terms of economic losses. It caused $81 billion in damage. A lot of that destruction came once the storm had already passed, when levees began to break. Flood waters consumed about 80% of New Orleans, forcing people onto the rooftops of their homes.
More than 1,800 people died as a result of the storm and millions were displaced, according to the American Red Cross. Katrina evacuees dispersed to nearly every state in the U.S.
In Columbia alone, the Red Cross found shelter for about 200 families who evacuated the gulf coast. Many of them stayed in South Carolina.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:39 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:39:04 GMT
A Spartanburg woman says she was the victim of a terrifying attack by three men, just blocks away from an Upstate college. That victim wants to share her story to warn other women about attackers thatMore >
A Spartanburg woman says she was attacked by a group of three men in the city limits early Friday. She believes the attackers are still on the loose and the community is at risk.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:15:16 GMT
Spartanburg Public Safety is investigating a shooting at an apartment complex on Monday.Police said the shooting happened at the Crown Pointe Apartments on Powell Mill Road.Police said officers are notMore >
Spartanburg Public Safety is investigating a shooting at an apartment complex on Monday.More >
Several tornadoes struck parts of the nation's midsection Sunday, concentrating damage in central Oklahoma and Wichita, KS. Two people were killed near Shawnee, OK. More >
Several tornadoes struck parts of the nation's midsection Sunday, concentrating damage in central Oklahoma and Wichita, KS. Two people were killed near Shawnee,OK, and at least 39 people throughout the state were injured. More >