NEW ORLEANS, La. — New Orleans is remembering the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, 11 years after the storm.
Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005.
The Category 3 storm killed over 1,800 people and displaced more than one million in the Gulf Region.
The city’s mayor and other city leaders laid wreaths at the Katrina Memorial in honor of the victims.
“So, I do think it’s very important that we come back here every year,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Not just to call and to pledge allegiance to these individuals who were left behind, but just to say that we’re all part of the human family.”
Hurricane Katrina is the most costly hurricane in U.S. history, with damage estimated at $108 billion.