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  8/29/2012, Elul 11, 5772

Hurricane Hits New Orleans on Katrina Anniversary

Hurricane Isaac hit southern Louisiana on Wednesday, exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. The Category 1 storm is much weaker than Katrina, which was a Category 3.

New fortifications were built after Katrina knocked aside weak levees and flooded New Orleans, killing several hundred people. A total of more than 1,400 people were killed by the 2005 hurricane.