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:aerial images of katrina's distruction:

the noaa has recently released recent aerial photos taken in the aftermath of katrina after it hit the gulf coast.  we went through their thousands of images and chose the ones on this page.

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:motorists abandon cars on bridge:
motorists trying to elude the flooding had to abandon their vehicles on this bridge in new orleans, louisiana
:school buses flooded:
dozens of school buses that could have been used to evacuate people before the storm were later sitting in the parking lot flooded at a school in new orleans, louisiana
:leaking oil, flooded trains:
oil or petroleum slicks, flooded trians, and roofs blown off of warehouses are clearly visible in this industrial district in new orleans, louisiana after hurricane katrina hit.
:road disappears under water:
the road disappears under water near this marina and one can also see what looks like boats under water near lake pontchartrain just outside of new orleans, louisiana.
:boats on the highway:
large boats were blown up onto the highway in this area near lake pontchartrain just outside of new orleans, louisiana.
:utter devastation in gulfport:
the waterfront near gulfport, mississippi is almost unrecognizable after damage from a stormsurge wiped out the entire area, leaving mud and piled up vehicles in its wake.
:casino barge washed ashore:
what looks like a casino barge washed ashore into a parking lot during the hurricane katrina storm surge at the waterfront near gulfport, mississippi
:stuck at the superdome :
crowds of people can be seen around the damaged superdome surrounded by water in the center of new orleans that served as the only shelter for thousands of peopl for days.
:superdome and convention center:
seen in this photo are both the superdome and the convention center to the right where reports of rapes and murders took place during the several days that people were forced to take refuge there.
:under several feet of water:
homes, businesses, roads, and everything else were under several feet of water as seen in this picture taken after the levees broke near downtown new orleans, louisiana.
:rescue boat:
a lone rescue boat making its way down the flooded streets and its wake can be seen in the middle of this picture new orleans, louisiana near the downtown area.
:a cry for help:
people spell out two signs pleading for help in what is left of grand isle, louisiana which is south of new orleans directly on the gulf coast.
:buses at the airport:
large buses travel in a convoy near the airport, which is a few miles west of the superdome where evacuees were waiting.
:rescue helicopters at airport:
these two u.s. army blackhawk helicopters -- who along with u.s. coast guard helicopters saved literally thousands of people from rooftops -- are at the new orleans airport in between rescue missions.
:football stadium:
this football stadium in the northern part of new orleans is now a giant swimming pool as floodwaters make their way inside.
:neighborhood under water:
hurricane debris is trapped by a railway trestle in a neighborhood indundated by water on the north side of new orleans, near the levies.
:shipping lane damage:
overturned boats, containers, cranes, and other shipping equipment are strewn about on the mississippi river on the east side of new orleans, louisiana.
:levee break:
on the north side of new orleans, flood waters rush through a break in the levee system.
:hundreds of cars:
hundreds of cars that were parked at an industrial facility near the mississippi river seem to have been swept away by the flood waters.
:train derailed:
this freight train was derailed and its cars were thrown about like a toy train set by hurricane katrina.  also in the picture are scattered cargo containers in the corner.
:seeking refuge:
what looks like a group of new orleans police cars and ambulances are put out of harm's way on a bridge above the water until they can be put back in action.