With 124 mph sustained winds, Hurricane Katrina produced widespread destruction and flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

After crossing southern Florida - where it left some 100,000 homes without power -Katrina strengthened further before veering inland towards Louisiana, eventually making landfall 31 miles south of New Orleans on August 29, 2005.

With hurricane force winds were recorded along a 124 mile stretch of Gulf of Mexico coastline, storm surges upwards of 30 feet from the sea caused sever flooding along the Gulf coast.

Days after the Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi; the ACME national catastrophe team responded and performed board up, interior demolition and structural drying at hotels, apartment and condominium complexes, restaurants and retail establishments, and auto dealerships throughout Mississippi and the New Orleans area.