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Hurricane Katrina made its second US landfall on August 29th in southern Plaquemines parish, Louisiana, about 70 miles south-southeast of New Orleans. The storm subsequently swept across Mississippi, Alabama and western Florida. Katrina was a category 4 storm at landfall with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. The storm weakened slightly on its approach to land and was downgraded from category 5 to category 4.

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