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    Live Blogging Hurricane Katrina

    By Jesse Ferrell, Meteorologist/Community Director
    8/25/2010, 8:48:08 AM

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    UPDATE: Check out our news story and video "Hurricane Katrina: 5 Years Later".

    Five years ago tomorrow, I was writing my first ever blog entry for AccuWeather.com (I wrote "weather journals" as early as 1995 on the Internet and 1985 on paper).


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    Ironically, that first week of blogging was during the formation of Hurricane Katrina, which turned out to be a very historic storm. I was the first meteorologist blogging for the (public) website and it was a thrilling ride of emotional highs and lows.If you'd like to look back at the blog entries I wrote during that week, you can do so by clicking on the image below.


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    I'm not going to bore you with a technical retrospective, which you'll be seeing a million of this week; If you'd like to see a blog entry with various informational graphics on Katrina, as well as statistics and graphs about the record-breaking hurricane, click below, and stay tuned to AccuWeather.com for additional stories on the 5-year anniversary this week.


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    To see photos from the storm, click below to visit the AccuWeather.com Photo Gallery, or view this retrospective by Time Magazine "The Day After Katrina." Also check out NOAA's Hurricane Katrina website for more multimedia.


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    This week, of course, is also the anniversary of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Check out informational graphics and photos I have posted before and our fresh news story about the anniversary, and we also have some video footage.


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    Aerial view of the damage done by Hurricane Andrew is shown in this photo dated Aug. 24, 1992, in South Dade County, Fla. (AP Photo/Ray Fairall)

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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    Jesse Ferrell