Fallen water tower following Hurricane Katrina
|• Total||7.2 sq mi (19 km2)|
|• Land||5.0 sq mi (13 km2)|
|• Water||2.2 sq mi (6 km2)|
|Elevation||3 ft (0.9 m)|
|• Density||670.9/sq mi (259.0/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Buras-Triumph is an unincorporated community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. 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.
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