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Side-By-Side Satellite Images Of Hurricanes Katrina And Harvey Emerge Online

By Koh Mochizuki

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter the eastern coast of Texas, people are comparing it to Hurricane Katrina, which devastated a large swath of the Gulf Coast in 2005 that the US government was ill-prepared for.

In fact, there were tons of experts who likened the damage potential of Hurricane Harvey to Hurricane Katrina. Which is a scary thought for anyone to try and grasp, but a recent comparison of satellite images of the storms show just how similar they really are.

MSNBC tweeted a photo Friday afternoon, before the hurricane hit Texas, featuring a side-by-side comparison of the two storms: