The devastated area stretches more than 233,000 square kilometres. New Orleans official death toll of 59 is expected to rise dramatically. The death toll in Mississippi is 161, while 20,000 are still without power. Texas Governor Rick Perry says 1.5 million people are living in shelters in his state. http://www.callais.net/a_katrina_stories_3.html
Around 54,000 military personnel were committed to relief efforts. To ease fuel shortages caused by Katrina, Japan said it would provide 12% of the 60 million barrels of emergency oil that the International Enegry Agency will release.
Water from Lake Pontchartrain rushes into the streets of New Orleans. The rising waters flooded an estimated 50% of the city with water up to 20 feet deep. 25,000 survivors fill the Superdome sports complex, where people had to live without food, water or electricity. http://www.callais.net/a_katrina_stories_3.html
Katrina makes its second landfall near the bayou town of Buras in Louisiana packing winds of 233 km/h. By 10 p.m., Katrina is weakening over northeastern Mississippi and all coastal warnings have been discontinued. http://www.callais.net/a_katrina_stories_3.html
The U.S. National Hurricane Center issues a statement saying that a tropical depression had formed over the Bahamas. A tropical storm watch is issued for portions of the Florida Keys and Florida's east coast. http://www.callais.net/a_katrina_stories_3.html