Buras-Triumph, Louisiana

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Buras-Triumph
Unincorporated community
Hurricane-Katrina-Buras-Louisiana-watertower-EPA.jpg
Fallen water tower following Hurricane Katrina
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Plaquemines
Elevation ft (0.9 m)
Area 7.2 sq mi (18.6 km²)
 - land 5.0 sq mi (13 km²)
 - water 2.2 sq mi (6 km²), 30.56%
Population 3,358 (2000)
Density 670.9 /sq mi (259 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 70041
Area code 504
Location of Buras-Triumph in Louisiana
Location of Buras-Triumph in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Buras-Triumph is an unincorporated community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1][2] The population was 3,358 at the 2000 census. On the peninsula, Buras is higher, with Triumph southeast of Buras.

Buras-Triumph has become famous as the location where, on August 29, 2005, at 6:10 AM CDT, the eye of Hurricane Katrina made its strongest landfall. However, the storm surge and high winds began on the previous day, August 28, 2005. During those 2 days, the area was destroyed as a result.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Buras-Triumph, Louisiana (LA) Detailed Profile" (notes), City Data, 2007, webpage: C-BT.
  2. "Census 2000 Data for the State of Louisiana" (town list), US Census Bureau, May 2003, webpage: C2000-LA.