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DEPRESSION OF THE SEASON FORMS OVER THE BAHAMAS; TROPICAL
STORM WARNINGS ISSUED”
p.m. EDT on Aug. 23, 2005, the NOAA National Hurricane
Center issued the advisory above. The 12th tropical depression
of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season would go on to become
Hurricane Katrina, the most costly hurricane to strike the
STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM KATRINA OVER THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS”
a.m. EDT on Aug. 24, 2005, Tropical Depression 12 spins
into Tropical Storm Katrina packing maximum sustained winds
near 40 mph.
“STRENGTHENING HURRICANE KATRINA BEARING DOWN
ON THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF FLORIDA”
p.m. EDT on Aug. 25, 2005, Katrina becomes a Category
1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph.
“KATRINA NOW A POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY
FIVE HURRICANE, HEADED FOR THE NORTHERN GULF COAST”
a.m. EDT on Aug. 28, 2005, Hurricane Katrina powers up
to a monster in the Gulf of Mexico packing maximum sustained
winds of 160 mph.
“POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE KATRINA
MENACING THE NORTHERN GULF COAST”
p.m. EDT on Aug. 28, 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s maximum
sustained winds are near 175 mph.
"EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE
KATRINA PREPARING TO MOVE ONSHORE NEAR SOUTHERN PLAQUEMINES
PARISH LOUISIANA; HURRICANE-FORCE WIND GUSTS OCCURRING OVER
MOST OF SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA, IN THE NEW ORLEANS METROPOLITAN
AREA AND AS FAR EAST AS THE CHANDELEUR ISLANDS"
a.m. EDT on Aug. 29, 2005, the NOAA National Hurricane
Center issues this advisory on Hurricane Katrina, which was
just minutes away from making landfall.