Storm Surge History
Map of Highest Surge Event
Hurricane Katrina inundated the North-Central U.S. Gulf Coast with record water levels. The storm tide at Mobile reached 16 ft above NAVD88, which is the highest recorded water level at that location. Katrina generated the highest water level on record for six urban locations in the region: Shell Beach and Slidell, Louisiana, Bay St. Louis/Pass Christian and Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi, as well as Dauphin Island and Mobile, Alabama.