New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Cars carrying residents leave downtown New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina nears.
Cars carrying residents leave downtown New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Katrina August 28, 2005. Authorities in New Orleans ordered hundreds of thousands of residents to flee on Sunday as Hurricane Katrina strengthened into a rare top-ranked storm and barreled towards the vulnerable U.S. Gulf Coast city. REUTERS/Rick Wilking RTW/fa