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Hurricane Katrina affected thousands of lives.
|First mentioned:||The Kindness of Strangers|
|Date of event:||formed August 23, 2005; made landfall August 29, 2005|
|Location:||New Orleans, LA|
Hurricane Katrina was a tropical storm that drastically affected New Orleans and many other cities.
Monica mourns her mother, who was killed by the storm. She remembers the mass destruction on August 29, 2005, and asks Camille how one storm could take away her family, her college education, and change her life so drastically.
In chapter 3 of Slow Burn, Bo LoFontaine tells Chris Bowman that he was in the Bayou when Katrina came down. He says that he lost every to the storm, including his immediate family, his jazz club, and his instruments. His cousin Lonny Stills helped Bo recoup his losses from the hurricane by turning to robbery.
- Hurricane Katrina is often referred to as simply "Katrina" or "the storm" by locals of New Orleans.
The real life hurricane destroyed most of New Orleans.
The floods have left a stain on the walls and cabinets of the Dawsons' home.
Monica remembers the destruction...
- For other uses of Katrina, see Katrina (disambig).