August 29 marks the anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall.
The powerful hurricane hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005. It forced a storm surge that breached a system of levees built to protect New Orleans.
The storm would go on to cause significant damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida. It would ravage New Orleans while displacing countless residents.
See photos of the historic storm in the gallery above.
Photos from Hurricane Katrina on its anniversary
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AP Photo/Bill Haber
New Orleans residents walk through floodwaters that besiege the Crescent City on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.