Katrina Retrospective: 5 Years After the Storm

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast. Five years later, NASA revisits the storm with a short video that shows Katrina as captured by satellites. Before and during the hurricane's landfall, NASA provided data gathered from a series of Earth observing satellites to help predict Katrina’s path and intensity. In its aftermath, NASA satellites also helped identify areas hardest hit.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Comments (3)

  1. Peter says:

    Watched it full screen with no buffering, while downloading a TechNet Edge video.  

    Gotta love FiOS, 30 Mb up and down!

  2. Keith Combs says:

    LOL. Yeah, FIOS rulz except in certain parts of the world that have 100MB and up connections.

    How much do you pay for 30/30? 25/25 is about $70 per month here in North Texas I think.

  3. Peter says:

    I'm not sure exactly since I have it bundled with my TV and phone.  Unlimited calling, 30/30 Internet and HDTV with an HD DVR is about $140/month with taxes.

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