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Aerial Photos
Aerial Photos of damage The day after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast NOAA began aerial photography flights of the affected areas. The NOAA Cessna Citation aircraft flew two to three missions each day only stopping to re-fuel. Nearly 7,000 aerial images were produced from these missions.

Preliminary Storm Reports
(Issued by local Weather Forecast Offices)
WFO Miami FL
WFO Key West FL
WFO Tallahassee FL
WFO New Orleans/Baton Rouge LA
WFO Lake Charles LA
WFO Mobile AL
WFO Jackson MS

Tropical Cyclone Hurricane Katrina
Aug 23 -Aug 30, 2005
Hurricane Katrina Track
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Hurricane Katrina Track

Archive of Advisories

Assessment Reports
Buoy reports (wind speed, sea-level pressure,wave data)
Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Katrina report
National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Report PDF
Impact Assessment - NOAA National Coastal Data Development Center
National Climatic Data Center Special ReportPDF (5MB file)
NOAA Coast Survey - Coast Pilot Disaster Impact Website

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Satellite images of Hurricane Katrina
Multi-Dimensional Imagery from polar orbiting and geostationary satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-NOAA.