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.
Cleaning Out A Contaminated HousePhoto: Amy Toensing / Getty Images
A Doll All On Her OwnPhoto: Amy Toensing / Getty Images
A Collapsed HousePhoto: Ted Soqui / Getty Images
Trying To Sort Through The MessPhoto: Amy Toensing / Getty Images