On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the
Mississippi-Louisiana Coast. Due to levee failures in New
Orleans, several areas of the City flooded. Hardest by
Katrina was the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Louisiana Gulf
Coast, Plaqamines Parish, St. Benard Parish, Waveland MS
Gulfport, Biloxi and several other coastal cities along
the Gulf Coast. New Orleans' major damage was caused
by levee failures caused by the surge from Katrina.
One month later, give or take, Hurricane Rita passed south
of the Louisiana Gulf Coast and pushed water into the Southern
most parts of Louisiana, Terrebonne Parish and other coastal
Parishes before making landfall in Eastern Texas and West Louisiana.
The surge of water being pushed up by Rita, caused levees in South
Terrebonne Parish to fail, flooding lower parish residents out of
their homes and town.