Facts about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the effect on New Orleans on the anniversary of the disastrous storm.

Hurricane Katrina History and Numbers (Infographic)

Facts about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the effect on New Orleans on the anniversary of the disastrous storm.

Originally called Jazzland until Six Flags took over in 2002. In 2005 hurricane Katrina unleashed all her destructive fury on the Gulf coast. Following the collapse of the levee’s in the 9th ward and the over flow from lake Pontchartrain the park sat submerged in 4-7 ft of brackish, corrosive water for over a month. 80% of all building were considered destroyed and what was left was unsafe and unrecoverable. What’s left of the abandoned park provides us with a surreal and haunting image.

The Fun Stops Here: Abandoned Amusement Parks

Originally called Jazzland until Six Flags took over in 2002. In 2005 hurricane Katrina unleashed all her destructive fury on the Gulf coast. Following the collapse of the levee’s in the 9th ward and the over flow from lake Pontchartrain the park sat submerged in 4-7 ft of brackish, corrosive water for over a month. 80% of all building were considered destroyed and what was left was unsafe and unrecoverable. What’s left of the abandoned park provides us with a surreal and haunting image.

Flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans still has areas that need to be rebuilt.

Remembering Katrina, five years ago

Flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans still has areas that need to be rebuilt.

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Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina xx homework

Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina moved ashore over southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi early on August as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm.<br />

US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama puts on a napkin while eating a gumbo with Chairman of Louisiana Recovery Authority Dr Norman Francis (R) during his visit at Dooky Chase restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 7, 2008. Obama was in New Orleans, ahead of Louisiana's primary on February 9, and said the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina which ravaged the city in 2005 was a metaphor for a broken US government.

US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama puts on a napkin while eating a gumbo with Chairman of Louisiana Recovery Authority Dr Norman Francis (R) during his visit at Dooky Chase restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 7, 2008. Obama was in New Orleans, ahead of Louisiana's primary on February 9, and said the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina which ravaged the city in 2005 was a metaphor for a broken US government.

Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina, at one point a Category Five storm, caused millions of dollars in damage and left a death toll in the thousands.

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005 causing mass flooding

Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005 causing mass flooding

I don't know who the photographer of this image is, but it's Hurricane Katrina Aftermath.

I don't know who the photographer of this image is, but it's Hurricane Katrina Aftermath.

Col. Terry Virts tweeted the photo on his rounds around the world.

New Orleans from the night sky: Astronaut tweets photo of the city

Col. Terry Virts tweeted the photo on his rounds around the world.

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