Coasts Key Facts: New Orleans

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% of New Orleans below sea level
51%
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Lowest depth below sea level
3m
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Year of Hurricane Katrina
2004
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Category of Hurricane Katrina
4/5
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Wind Speed of Hurricane Katrina
100km/hour
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Height of storm surge
10m
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Length of levees and flood walls
350 miles
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Depth of water in some areas
6m
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Rate of marshland vanishing
25miles2/year
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Depth the city has sunk in 60 years
2 foot
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Name & Area of the Lake
Lake Pontchartrain (north)
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Number killed in Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi
1,500
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Cost of damage
$300 billion
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Length electricity was lost for
1 week
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