Michael Appleton, USA, New York Daily News.
Hurricane Katrina, the sixth-strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, hit the US Gulf Coast on August 29 causing severe destruction. Levees protecting New Orleans were breached, flooding 80 percent of the city. Rescue efforts were delayed and disorganized. One-fifth of the population remained trapped in the city without power, food or drinking water. Some 20,000 people made their way to the city’s Superdome, which became increasingly uninhabitable.