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2005 August 29
Metairie was hard hit by Hurricane Katrina, not only from flooding but from wind damage. There were 29 reported deaths in the area from this hurricane. From satellite photos, it appears that 75% of the community was flooded. Evacuations were ordered on August 28 and residents were not allowed to return until September 4. The flooding in the area was caused by Lake Ponchartrain backflow into canals, rain water due to the low elevations and the 17th STreet Canal breach. Though the canal was breached, the Metairie side was not but water came into the area through Airline Highway. 1995
The 8 May 1995 Louisiana Flood, which dumped upwards of twenty inches of rain into Metairie in a twelve-hour period, flooded some parts of the region, especially areas south and west of Metairie, including Kenner, Harahan, and River Ridge.

Hurricane Betsy, a category three storm, hit the area in 1965, causing extensive wind damage and moderate flooding.
The 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane with winds of 125 mph directly hit Metairie. Much of the community was under six feet of water.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Metairie and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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