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At 7:00 pm, the eye of Hurricane Katrina makes landfall near North Miami Beach with winds of 80 mph and higher gusts. [National Hurricane Center, 8/25/2005]

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Wind gusts, clocked at 80 mph, have knocked out the power in Grand Isle and Port Fourchon, and in south Plaquemines Parish, wind gusts have reached 74 mph, according to Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development representative Mark Lambert. [Times-Picayune Blog, 8/28/2005 Sources: Mark Lambert]

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The National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 6:00 am advisory is bleak: “Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Katrina preparing to move onshore near southern Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.” Hurricane-force wind gusts are now hitting most of southeastern Louisiana, the New Orleans metropolitan area, and as far east as the Chandeleur Islands. Katrina’s eye is now midway between Grand Isle and the mouth of the Mississippi River. The NHC expects Katrina to move onshore near Empire and Buras, Louisiana within the next hour, and reach the Mississippi border by early afternoon. The NHC continues to warn that that storm surge flooding will be 18-22 feet above normal, with increased surge to 28 feet in some areas, and that levees in the greater New Orleans area could be overtopped. A buoy located about 50 miles east of the mouth of the Mississippi has reported wave heights of at least 47 feet. Other aspects of the NHC Advisory include:
bullet Location: 70 miles south-southeast of New Orleans, and about 95 miles south-southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi
bullet Direction and Speed: North at near 15 mph
bullet Maximum Sustained Winds: 145 mph with higher gusts
bullet Estimated Central Pressure: 918 mb
bullet Size: hurricane winds extend 120 miles from the center; tropical storm force winds extend 230 miles [National Hurricane Center, 8/29/2005]

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Hurricane Katrina makes its second landfall in Southeastern Louisiana at approximately 6:10 am this morning. [National Public Radio, 9/9/2005]

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) advises that Katrina is now a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of nearly 105 mph. Katrina remains huge, with hurricane force winds extending 125 miles from the center, and tropical storm force winds extending 230 miles. Katrina’s center is now 40 miles south-southwest of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Minimum central pressure has increased to 940 MB. [National Hurricane Center, 8/29/2005]

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) advises that Katrina is now a still-dangerous Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of nearly 95 mph. The hurricane remains huge, with hurricane force winds extending 125 miles from the center, and tropical storm force winds extending 230 miles. Katrina’s center is now 20 miles south-southwest of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. [National Hurricane Center, 8/29/2005]

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