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Five years ago the southern coast experienced a catastrophic tidal surge that devastated millions of people and businesses: Hurricane Katrina. The horrific winds and flooding reached 10 miles inland from the hurricane’s 35-feet tidal wave. Reportedly, more than 1,800 people lost their lives during the storm, which caused more than $81 million in damages.

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