AccuWeather looks back at Hurricane Katrina
AccuWeather has launched an online news and video center dedicated to Hurricane Katrina on its tenth anniversary.
The online media center, dubbed “Remembering Hurricane Katrina,” traces the event and recovery through original news stories and videos that provide unique scientific and personal insight into the storm.
“Hurricane Katrina will be remembered as a tragic example of the dangers, and impact, of severe weather and as a striking example of the importance of timely forecasts with superior accuracy,” said Dr. Joel N. Myers, president and founder of AccuWeather. “As the world’s largest weather company, we are dedicated to improving and protecting the lives of people everywhere and will continue to lead advancements in forecasting and severe weather warnings around the world.”
Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf region ten years ago, causing $108 billion in damage and killing over 1,800.
AccuWeather issued a forecast predicting the target of Katrina’s landfall nearly 12 hours before the National Hurricane Center issued its first warning, according to the comprehensive U.S. Congress Select Bipartisan Committee review of Hurricane Katrina preparation and response titled “A Failure of Initiative.”
AccuWeather was the only forecasting company cited in the report for having given more advanced warning, which helped to save hundreds of lives.
AccuWeather’s Remembering Hurricane Katrina center at AccuWeather.com includes exclusive photo essays, graphics, timelines, articles, and videos covering the natural disaster, as well as recovery and restoration efforts that continue to this day.
It also features exclusive behind-the-scenes accounts from the dedicated meteorologists who forecasted and followed the development and path of the catastrophic hurricane.