New Orleans, before and after

From The questionable authority, found these NASA satellite images of New Orleans before (bottom) and after (top) the passage of Hurricane Katrina :

Make sure to check out the before and after pictures in full size. The destruction is staggering, with more than 100 deaths and more than $36 billions damage.
This picture of Katrina may give a better idea of the sheer size of that thing :

Also don’t miss the impressive Hurricane eye, as seen from a NOAA P-3 Hurricane Hunter (more in this flickr set).

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