Wasn't Katrina a cat 5? Don't get how that'd make this one the strongest in a century...
Katrina luckily weakened to a 3 before it made landfall
After glancing over wikipedia, it seems it weakened to 3 before hitting the US. Islands get screwed over by full strength stuff I guess, so it's still correct to say it could be stronger in the area.
i was told there would be death and destruction, but all I see is rain
>More than 150 people in 'immenent danger' after levees overtop in Lafitte
guess that isn't a break?
Some people REALLY underestimate the sheer weight of water.
The hell, is there a timeskip in this or did it really just go from 0 to 10 in less than the blink of an eye
Damn. I think I'm starting to realize just how terrifying it must have been to be a sailor prior to satellite radar weather tracking. Imagine trying to sail to the new world in a dinky wooden hulled ship only to be battered by high wind speeds, and water the lashes like a whip.
I think it's a well done edit
The big story is that the levees held. New Orleans did lose power, but the levees held to prevent massive flooding. There was a major project after Katrina to build things up. Apparently they built higher and stronger than recommended and that's what saved it. Basically this will become more routine as global warming intensifies weather events like this. We're so fucked.https://time.com/6094221/hurricane-ida-engineering-protection/
You think that's scary? You should read up on rouge waves! Though I'm unsure if those are global warming related.
Reads like it's some sort of strange resonance. Doesn't happen often right?