Originally Posted by babygirl
Katrina was a category 4, I believe it was downgraded to a category 3 a few months later.
Katrina was a 5 when it was in the Gulf of Mexico, but downgraded to a 4 before it made landfall on the Louisiana/Mississippi coast line.
Andrew was back in 1992, but we evacuated for that one. We didn't have much damage at home. Just lots of tree branches in the yard and one broken window on the back patio.
Lili was a direct hit in 2002. I evactuated to a friend's house a little further north. I remember it was an unusual hurricane in the fact that it hit during daytime hours....most hurricanes hit land during the middle of the night. I remember sleeping alot during Lili.
Katrina...well, everyone knows about that one. However, as bad as it was, I am 2-1/2 hours west of New Orleans, so we had absolutely nothing from that storm.
Rita, a few weeks later, hit to the west of us, so again, we were pretty much spared. We did, however, get some very strong winds. I remember one of my brothers and his family came over because they lived in a mobile home. By 2:00 that morning, everyone had gone to bed. We had already lost power earlier at 6:00 at night. I was sitting there alone, in the kitchen, listening to the wind gusts outside. It sounded and felt like the roof was going to be sucked off the house at any moment. It was about then that I decided I'd be better off asleep than worrying....so I went to bed.