Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, in southeastern Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph. Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 105 miles from the center of the storm. Coastal storm surge flooding of 20 to30 feet above normal tide levels, along with large and dangerous battering waves, occurred near and to the east of where the center of the storm made landfall. Widespread damage occurred, including beach erosion and damage and/or destruction of homes and infrastructure. more...
Maps showing the extent and magnitude of Hurricane Katrina's surge, as well as information on advisory flood data, were created for the areas of Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson Counties in Mississippi that were most severely impacted by coastal flooding. more...
GIS is used to display and analyze spatial data that are tied to databases. The Katrina Recovery Maps were developed using GIS. Several data layers from the Katrina Recovery Maps are available as GIS shapefiles for download. To download the GIS data, click on one of the links below. Please refer to Mapping Methods and Data Sources page for more information on the development of these data.
Links and other resources have been provided to various Federal, state, and local agencies involved in Hurricane Katrina response and recovery activities.
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Last Modified: Wednesday, 11-Aug-2010 14:51:45 EDT