Katrina’s legacy: Refining hurricane forecasting

10 years later, lessons learned could save lives in next killer storm


HOPEFUL FORECAST  A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the storm’s legacy of destruction continues to spur life-saving storm forecasting improvements. Katrina killed nearly 2,000 people and flooded huge swaths of New Orleans (shown).

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