Buras-Triumph, Louisiana

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Buras-Triumph
Fallen water tower following Hurricane Katrina
Buras-Triumph is located in Louisiana
Buras-Triumph
Buras-Triumph
Location of Buras-Triumph in Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°21′06″N 89°30′50″W / 29.35167°N 89.51389°W / 29.35167; -89.51389Coordinates: 29°21′06″N 89°30′50″W / 29.35167°N 89.51389°W / 29.35167; -89.51389
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishPlaquemines
Area
 • Total7.2 sq mi (19 km2)
 • Land5.0 sq mi (13 km2)
 • Water2.2 sq mi (6 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (0.9 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total3,358
 • Density470/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
70041
Area code(s)504

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.

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