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Marc Weinberg remembers reporting from the center of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Our Marc Weinberg was one of the few meteorologists to have ridden out the landfall of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast in 2005.

As we approach the tenth anniversary Saturday, we take a look back at the most costly hurricane to ever strike the United States.

"The eye of Hurricane Katrina is making landfall. It is just a remarkable sight to look out and see 130 mph sustained winds. The fences are just lined with sheet metal that's ripped off buildings."

Weinberg stood in Gulfport, Miss., as Katrina made landfall.

"The raw power and force of the storm was hard to imagine, until you could see it first hand," Marc said Friday. "I stood with our crew in the shelter of a parking garage in Gulfport, Mississippi, four blocks from the water."

Watch the 30-minute Katrina Special we ran after the WDRB crew returned home

The WDRB crew took cover inside the 20-story building while around them, the roof was literally being peeled off the top of the garage.

Gulfport would be hit hard, but the misery would be even worse to the west.

"The roar of the hurricane is just remarkable," Marc said during a live report in 2005. "Again, we're expecting sustained winds somewhere in the neighborhood of 135, as high as 150."

"New Orleans, I think, will bear the brunt of the hurricane. The winds will be strong, I think. We'll potentially have levees burst."

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