Category 3 Hurricane Destroyed New Orleans

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That’s right, it wasn’t a Category 5 hurricane…

Bareknuckle Politics had the story first (as far as I can tell) back in October right after the Hurricane decimated the Big Easy.

Now there’s confirmation

Researchers now say Hurricane Katrina was weaker than they thought when the catastrophic storm slammed ashore in August.

New data from the National Hurricane Center shows Katrina had top winds of about 125 mph when it hit Louisiana, making it a strong Category Three hurricane.

And yes, the levees were rated to withstand a Category 3, but they failed…horribly.

A sad revelation indeed.

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