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28 Sobering Pictures Of Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath

In 2005, a massive hurricane rolled through the Gulf Coast, devastating people from the Bahamas to Louisiana. It was Hurricane Katrina - the costliest storm in American history. The Category 5 hurricane destroyed entire towns, killed nearly 2,000 people, and became one of the deadliest storms in modern history. Photos from after Hurricane Katrina show just how horrible it really was.

The storm hit Louisiana the hardest. People living along the coast struggled to rebuild their lives in the wake of the devastation. Officials estimate the storm cost about $108 billion. It took years for people to go back to their homes, some of which were flooded or completely destroyed. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was horrific and life altering, and won't be forgotten anytime soon. 

  • A Torn Out Tree

    Photo: Amy Toensing / Getty Images
    • An Abandoned Wheelchair

      Photo: Ken Cedeno / Getty Images
      • A Pile Of Rubble

        Photo: Ted Soqui / Getty Images
        • What Used To Be A Liquor Store

          Photo: James Reed / Getty Images