Because it was a snazzier time, people called this hurricane "The Long Island Express." This was one of the biggest hurricanes of the 20th century, and killed almost 800 people along the Atlantic Coast.
The most destructive hurricane to hit New England in the last two hundred years. Making landfall as a Category 3, the Long Island Express (hurricanes weren't named at the time) killed over 600 people and destroyed more than 57,000 homes.
To fashion models of houses abandoned in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, artist Loren Schwerd used extensions found outside of the St. Claude Beauty Supply in New Orleans.
Artist Loren Schwerd used hair extensions found outside of St. Claude Beauty Supply in New Orleans, and fashioned them into houses left vacant in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
A photo of the last house standing in a wasteland left in Hurricane Ike's aftermath.