Gulf Oil Spill Updates
The humanitarian and environmental costs of disasters like the Gulf oil spill far exceed any effects such disasters might have on the gross domestic product. Economic data can't measure damage to quality of life. However, the spill is having some impact on the region's economy. The Atlanta Fed has created this Web page to track and assess these effects, much as it tracked the economic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Tropical Storms & Hurricanes
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Research Department produces updates on the impact of recent tropical cyclone activity on the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal area's energy sector. These reports are developed from a variety of publicly available resources and are updated as events dictate.