Joyce Hooks cries while trying to salvage things from the remains of her home in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi September 8, 2005. Hooks' home was destroyed when Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 29 causing numerous deaths and severe property damage.

Katrina - which was a Category 3 storm when it slammed the Crescent City on August 29, 2005. On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, La, bringing floods that devastated New Orleans. More than 1 800 people in the region died.