Over the past 90 years, nine major hurricanes slammed into Alabama and other Gulf Coast states, resulting in severe damage and even death.
Click here to see the paths these nine deadly Gulf Coast hurricanes took — from the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 to Katrina in 2005 – and the destruction they left behind.
For tips on helping your family survive and recover from a major storm, click here.
Landfall: August 29, 2005
Level: Category 5
U.S. Deaths: 1,836 *
Highest wind level: 175 mph
Katrina is the costliest hurricane in U.S. history and the third-deadliest. When it made landfall it was only a Category 3, but that is misleading. Destruction was catastrophic for miles inland. The storm surge reached 25-28 feet above normal tide along the Mississippi coast. The wind and rain forced Lake Pontchartrain to breach its levees, inundating much of New Orleans. More than 1,800 Americans were killed, including nearly 1,600 in Louisiana and more than 230 in Mississippi.
*figures may vary