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Today marks 11 years since Hurricane Katrina first hit

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The city of New Orleans is remembering the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina today --  11 years after the storm.

Katrina made landfall on August 29th, 2005 between Grand Isle, Louisiana and the mouth of the Mississippi River.

The category 3 storm killed more than 1,800 people and displaced more than 1 million people in the gulf region.

FEMA has called Katrina "the single most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history and the "costliest hurricane in U.S. history" with the damage estimated at $108 billion dollars.

The city's mayor and other officials took part in a prayer service, and will lay wreaths at the Hurricane Katrina memorial in honor of the victims.

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