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Hurricane Katrina
August 26, 2005 Just before coming ashore near Miami, Tropical Storm Katrina becomes a hurricane. It crosses the peninsula quickly and enters the Gulf of Mexico.
  Hurricane Katrina
August 29, 2005 Tornadoes from hurricane Katrina destroy homes and chicken houses in Carroll County and a motel and businesses in the Helen area of White County. Others injured people in Spaulding County and Peach County
  Carroll County, Georgia
  White County, Georgia
  Hurricane Katrina
  Spalding County, Georgia
  Peach County, Georgia
August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina strikes the coastal area east of New Orleans.
  Hurricane Katrina
August 31, 2005 Long lines at the gas pump and high prices are the major effect of Hurricane Katrina in Georgia
  Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

After striking Florida, Hurricane Katrina made a long arc into the Gulf of Mexico before coming ashore as a Category 4 hurricane. Striking east of New Orleans, LA., the hurricane spun off tornadoes in Georgia, resulting in the only major destruction of the storm from the state

Tornado damage in Carroll CountyIn Carroll and Heard County an F2 tornado destroyed 3 homes and several large poultry barns, killing one person and 140,000 chicks. People were injured by separate F2 tornadoes in Spaulding County and Peach County, and there was some commercial infrastructure damaged by an F2 tornado in White County (city of Helen, Georgia).

In the wake of the storm, Georgians faced a gas shortage caused by the temporary closing of the two pipelines into the state. Long lines at the pump and higher prices forced Gov. Sonny Perdue to declare an "energy emergency," asking Georgians to curtail travel during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. A assistant pointed out that Georgia receives much of its gas through the port of Savannah, and some is trucked in.

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