Associated with the Greek meaning of pure (from katharos), when applied to the devastating damage done by the hurricane by the same name it more resembles the idea of torture (aikia). Or maybe pure devastation.
A few days ago the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was celebrated. Wait back up, we celebrated a storm? No, what was celebrated was the resiliency, tenacity, fortitude, and determination of gulf coast residents effected by that disastrous storm. These are some of our favorite posts: