JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – August 29, 2016 marks the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
It’s the storm that the Federal Emergency Management Agency called the most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history.
People here in Mississippi felt the wrath of the storm.
The category 3 storm killed more than 1,800 people across the south and displaced 1,000,000 people.
The damage came out to an estimated $108,000,000,000 dollars.
Over in New Orleans, community leaders held a ceremony to remember those who lost their lives from the storm.
This ceremony was held at the New Orleans Katrina Memorial.
It’s the site where 98 people were buried, who were not identified or claimed, after the storm.
The city’s mayor doesn’t want them to be forgotten.
“Not just to call and pledge allegiance to these individuals who were left behind, but just to say they were all a part of the human family and that whether it be in the battlefield or on the peace field, we really never leave anybody behind,” said Mitch Landrieu, the Mayor of New Orleans.
The ceremony ended with a wreath laying ceremony at each of the tombs.