What was the storm surge for Katrina in Mississippi?

What was the storm surge for Katrina in Mississippi?

During Hurricane Katrina (2005), storm surge along the Mississippi coast reached 30 feet (9.1 m) in height.

How high was the storm surge during Katrina?

25 to 28 feet
It produced catastrophic damage – estimated at $75 billion in the New Orleans area and along the Mississippi coast – and is the costliest U. S. hurricane on record. Storm surge flooding of 25 to 28 feet above normal tide levels was associated with Katrina.

What was the strongest hurricane to hit Mississippi?

On the night of August 17, 1969, Camille smashed into the Mississippi coast with incredible fury, bringing the largest U.S. storm surge on record—an astonishing 24.6 feet in Pass Christian, Mississippi (a record since surpassed by Hurricane Katrina’s unimaginable 27.8′ storm surge in Pass Christian in 2005.)

Why was Katrina’s surge so high?

“Katrina came into the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the worst possible track for a high storm surge,” he says. “The shallow depth of the offshore shelf in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the bay-like shape of the shoreline, contributed to the high surge.”

Did Katrina hit Laurel MS?

Although Laurel was not hit as hard as the New Orleans or the Gulf Coast, Katrina’s outer bands released a tornado outbreak that produced more than 58 tornadoes over a few days. Our city and state were devastated.

What happened when Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi?

The Gulf Coast of Mississippi suffered near total devastation from Hurricane Katrina on August 28–29, with hurricane winds, 28-foot (9 m) storm surge, and 55-foot (17 m) sea waves pushing casino barges, boats and debris into towns, and leaving 236 people dead, 67 missing, and billions of dollars in damages.

Where was Katrina’s landfall?

New Orleans
On the morning of August 29, the storm made landfall as a category 4 hurricane at Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, approximately 45 miles (70 km) southeast of New Orleans.

What is Ida’s speed?

149 mphHurricane Ida / Highest wind speed
From Saturday into Sunday, a cauldron of weather conditions made Ida a devastating Category 4 storm: Its winds accelerated rapidly to 150 m.p.h.; a ridge of high-pressure air off the Southeastern United States shepherded the storm toward Louisiana; and the waters in the Gulf of Mexico were unusually warm and very deep.

How far inland is Laurel MS?

In city of Laurel, about 90 miles inland, seven people lost their lives.