Where is God when nature's perils strikes (1) At least 1,836 people lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest US hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. It should be noted that officially, 1464 of these deaths took place within New Orleans. (2) Deaths States: Alabama: 2, Florida: 14, Georgia: 2, Kentucky: 1, Louisiana: 1,577, Mississippi 238, Ohio 2. (3) A total of 706 were missing. (4) Estimated earthquakes most deadliest count stands at about 655,000 people.