Hurricane Katrina History and Numbers (Infographic)

Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast near New Orleans, Louisiana, on Aug. 29, 2005. Levee failures and an enormous storm surge resulted in the flooding of much of the city. LiveScience takes a look at what happened and why. [Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath]

Karl Tate
LiveScience Infographic Artist
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.