Monday NZT marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall along the Gulf Coast. It was a day that indelibly changed the coast forever.
Parts of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana are still struggling to recover from the storm. In any given community, you can find homes and businesses destroyed by Katrina that have been rebuilt bigger and better. However, next to them you may find blighted buildings that still look as they did in the days and weeks after Katrina hit.
The following collection of images from Weather.com show the damage left behind by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 compared to recent images from 2010. These are the images of Hurricane Katrina, then and now.
Bridge between Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian, MS
Our thanks to Weather.com