Hurricane Katrina: A look back

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:03:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 31 2013 09:23:23 PM CDT

Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and large swaths of the Gulf Coast eight years ago today. Here's a look back at the historic disaster.

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Cats and dogs rescued after being separated from their owners when Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area arrive by chartered jet to Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 19, 2005, in Los Angeles.

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