Remembering the lives lost in Hurricane Katrina

Remembering the lives lost in Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - For some, it may be hard to believe that ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Most people will never forget where they were when Katrina, a Category 3 Hurricane, came ashore first in Plaquemines Parish and then St. Bernard.

Breaches in the Industrial Canal as well as the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue canals left much of New Orleans under water. Thousands were stranded. Some spent days on their rooftops waiting for rescue.

In the aftermath of Katrina, people became scattered throughout the country, wondering if life would ever be the same.

The loss of life was catastrophic. More than 1,400 perished.

The above slideshow serves as a small memorial for those who lost their lives. Not all names are represented. If your loved one is not listed, please email the newsroom at

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