Gulf 360: State of the Gulf of Mexico

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Significant Hurricanes of the Gulf and Damages Damages U.S. $ 2010: Billions $45.6

Ike

2008

$27.8

Wilma

2005

$20.6

Ivan

2004

$19.8

Charley

2004

$15.8

Rita

2005

$11.8

Agnes

1972

$11.8

Quintana Roo

Tlaxcala

Campeche

Puebla

Veracruz

International Boundaries

Tabasco

Oaxaca

N

State/Province Borders 0

Chiapas

200

400 Km

Sources: U.S. Census/TIGER (2010); INEGI (2010); ONE (2010); ESRI (2008); NationalAtlas.gov (2004); NOAA-NCDC IBTrACS (2012)

Sources: U.S. Census/TIGER (2010); INEGI (2010); ONE (2010); ESRI (2008); NationalAtlas.gov (2004); Knapp et al. (2010)

416

408

Katrina

Stan

Gustav

Audrey

Great Labor Day Hurricane

Last Island

Miami Hurricane

Gilberto

Storm

Deaths

Significant Hurricanes of the Gulf and Deaths

Year 1900 Galveston Hurricane. Credit: NOAA

Yucatán

Hidalgo

$1.8

There are many positive, connecting aspects in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes and tropical storms are included as they bring much needed rain to arid regions, filling up reservoirs and replenishing aquifers. However, intense storms can adversely impact people, property, and infrastructure.

La Habana Mayabeque Artemisa Pinar del Río Matanzas

San Luis Potosí

$9.2

Every part of the Gulf of Mexico is susceptible to hurricanes. Efforts to promote coastal resiliency both for natural and man made infrastructure, are critical to the economic health and well-being of the Gulf of Mexico and its residents.

GULF OF MEXICO

Tamaulipas

8,000–12,000

2010

Nuevo León

Galveston Hurricane

Alex

1988

Florida

Coahuila

1900

2005

2005

2005

1957

1935

1856

1926

1988

Connections

1992

Coastal Belt

318

Andrew

Storm Tracks

372

$105.4

400

2005

Louisiana

803

Katrina

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, 2002 to 2011

Georgia

Texas

803

Year

~2000

Storm

Gilberto

Alabama

Mississippi

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