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Hurricane impacts on the coastal environment

January 1, 1990

In terms of insured losses, Hurricane Andrew is the most severe catastrophe in the Nation's history. Prior to the arrival of Andrew, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS), acquired an extensive body of information and data on the behavior and long-term erosion of Louisiana barrier islands. As a result, we have a clear understanding of pre-storm conditions in this area; Andrew provided an opportunity to learn in detail the impact of a very large storm on Louisiana coastal environment.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1990
Title Hurricane impacts on the coastal environment
DOI 10.3133/5568
Authors Abby Sallenger
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number
Index ID 5568
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coastal and Marine Geology Program