Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 02

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Volume 19, No. 2
Pages 37 - 39

BOX • Hurricane Katrina and Oil Spills: Impact on Coastal and Ocean Environments

John C. Pine
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Hurricane Katrina, the third major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season, made landfall in Buras, Louisiana at 6:10 AM CDT on August 29th as a Category 4 storm. The estimated death toll from Katrina of 1242 makes it the deadliest storm to hit the United States in over 75 years. The direct financial costs in property losses from Hurricane Katrina are estimated to exceed $200 billion.


Pine, J.C. 2006. Hurricane Katrina and oil spills: Impact on coastal and ocean environments. Oceanography 19(2):37–39, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.61.