WATCH: Wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Hurricane Katrina 15 years later


NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday morning, Mayor Cantrell and local leaders gathered to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

On August 29, 2005, the category three hurricane wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Katrina caused catastrophic flooding when levees failed around New Orleans and more than 1800 people died and one million people were displaced.

It was the costliest natural disaster in US history.

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