Hurricane Katrina: Death Toll

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The death toll of victims killed either while Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, or during the aftermath is yet to be determined, although estimates were predicted before the storm had even made landfall.

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August 2005

September 2005

November 2005

  • Kevin Johnson, "6,644 are still missing after Katrina; toll may rise," USA Today, November 21, 2005; updated November 22, 2005: "... the death toll could be higher than the 1,306 recorded so far in Louisiana and Mississippi, according to two groups working with the federal government to account for victims." (emphasis added)

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