Morgan City,Louisiana's history with tropical
(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm
(bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names
are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm
description is given(since 1871).
within or near core
times in 149yrs end of 2020
Names from list above
|Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio |
TS=28, 48.28% H=30, 51.72%
Longest gap between storms
6 years 1899-1904/1950-1955/1986-1991
How often this area gets
brushed or hit every 2.57 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours)
(18h)once every 8.28 years state stats
Average years between major hurricane hits.(6)
once every 24.83 years
Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)
Statistically when this area should be affected
before the end of 2023
Last affected by
2020 Oct 28th Hurricane Zeta passes 44 miles to east while moving NNE with 110mph winds.
This areas hurricane past
1879 Sept 1st ,125mph just west from the south 28.70 110mph 9 ft. storm
surge, 1 killed.
1888 august 19th ,105mph from the south very heavy flooding,several buildings destroyed
1893 sept 7th ,95mph from the S.W causes heavy rain here.
1897 Sept 12th,85mph from the ESE just south
1909,Sept 20th,120mph from the south 350 killed press 28.68 ,a 16 ft storm surge.
1915 Sept 29th 125mph category 3, 60 miles east from the south..
1920 sept 21st,105mph from the south , 6ft storm surge barometer 28.99.
1923 oct 16th,95mph from the south, press 29.25 & a 4 ft storm surge
1926 Aug 26th 90mph from the south 28.31 bar,25 killed in louisiana,60mph sustained in morgan city gusts to 100mph.
1964 oct 2nd hurricane Hilda 130mph winds from the south ,press 28.40,24 killed by a tornado in Lafourche another 6 killed when a tower fell on city hall. Hundreds injured & 40 homes ripped to pieces by tornadoes.newspaper clip
1965 sept 10 th hurricane Betsy just east of here with 105mph winds from the S.E causes moderate to heavy damage ,very heavy rains. Betsy page
1974 Hurricane Carmen hits with 150mph winds on sept 8th from the SSE.
1977 Sept 5th, 75mph Hurricane babe from the south.NHC Wallet
1979 July 11th Bob 75mph weakens to T.S moving north. NHC Wallet
1985 Oct 29th Juan 80mph weakens to T.S from the south. NHC Wallet
1992 Aug 26th,Andrew just west as a cat 3 heavy damage to area
andrew 130 mph from the S.E,at approach to land a surge of 9.3 ft was reported in the town of cocodrie on the gulf,to 3.3 feet at the Houma Navigation Canal 23 miles to the north. Newspaper headline | av model error | more on Hurricane Andrew here.
2008, Sept 1st Hurricane Gustav passes over with 95mph winds while moving N.W.Moderate damage reported. Hurricane Warning Show | Radar animation | final report by NHC | USGS surge info
2012 Aug 29th Hurricane Isaac hits from the south with 75mph winds while moving slowly NNW causing overall minor damage here.Isaac model history | Radar at landfall |
Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports Hurricane research division
Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan Norcross.....hurricanecity.com (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim Carrier.....plus many more.............
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