Most of us don’t think much of the weather statements that meteorologists from the National Weather Service make every single day. Until there’s a natural disaster, of course. But a forecast issued as Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf states ten years ago today made history for its eloquence—and changed the way…
When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans a decade ago, its destructive power was unprecedented. But these days, extreme weather events are becoming eerily common. How to prevent the next big storm from walloping the Big Easy? We might need to let the mouth of the Mississippi die.
Why are the colors in this (not photoshopped!) image so weird? Why did the CIA recruit Howard Hughes for deep-sea mining? Why are bikers up in arms about an obscure Wyoming land dispute? What is the new car smell? Answers to this and more in this week's landscapes reads!
Everybody is blowing up New York these days. But it's been five years since Hurricane Katrina. Thank goodness the first post-Katrina video game is just respectful enough as it gives a taste of a flooded city. [Kotaku]
A video adventurer was daring enough to infiltrate this abandoned Six Flags outside New Orleans—derelict since Hurricane Katrina—and record footage. The environs are haunting, to say the least—and we watched with the expectation of some zombie cameos.
When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, one of its victims was Six Flags New Orleans, which was flooded for a month after the storm. The park has been closed indefinitely since then, but urban explorers will still venture in.
At first we thought the date on the press release was off, but SanDisk really does want to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. It's hard to believe that the hurricane was so devastating that we're still cleaning up after it nine months later, but it's true.
Hurricane Katrina is on everyone's mind, but it didn't seem like anything for Gizmodo to touch, until this letter from a reader arrived in the tips box.