• At this time, state officials, working in conjunction with coroners from local parishes have confirmed558 deaths.


  • These numbers have been reported to state officials by local coroners.


  • A breakdown of these deaths is as follows:

444 are at the morgue in St. Gabriel

Parish Coroners:

      Assumption -- 2

East Baton Rouge – 53

Iberia Parish – 6

Jefferson Parish – 27

Plaquemines -- 3

St. Charles – 3

St. Tammany Parish – 6

Terrebonne -- 14


  • Any death that is determined to have been caused as a result of Hurricane Katrina will be counted as a hurricane-related death. For example, this applies to people who drowned as well as people who required life-support but had it cut off and died as a result when power was lost during the storm.