Intracoastal City,Louisiana's history with tropical systems
current weather

(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).

Years near or within core winds
52 times in 150yrs end of 2021

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=24, 46.15% H=28, 53.85%

Longest gap between storms
10 years 1943-1954

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 2.89 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds at least a few hours)
(13h)once every 11.54 years state stats

Average years between major hurricane hits.(5)
every 30 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2023

Last affected by
2020 Oct 9th Hurricane Delta passes just west by 44 miles with 95mph winds while moving NNE.

This areas hurricane past
1879 Sept 1st, 120mph to the east from the south
1882 Sept 14th, 105mph from the ESE just south
1897 sept 12th 85mph from the ESE just south,heavy crop damage
1909 sept 20th,120mph from the SSE just east , press 28.68 high storm surge 350 killes in louisiana
1920 Sept 22nd 90mph just east from the SSE(moderate damage)
1964 Oct 4th Hilda hits as a cat 2 with 110mph winds just east from the south.(moderate damage)Tornadoes caused most fatalities killing 38 gusts to 135mph. Newspaper headline | NHC Wallet
1971 Sept 16th,95mph Edith, from the S.W passes just NW. NHC Wallet
1974 Sept 8th Carmen hits just east with 120mph winds from the SSE. (moderate damage).
1985 Aug 15th hurricane Danny hits just west from the south as a cat1, 80mph (flooding)storm surges near 8 ft . NHC Wallet
1985 Oct 29th,Hurricane Juan loops in the area from the south with 85mph winds. NHC Wallet
1992 Aug 26th Andrew hits just east of here from the S.E with 130mph winds (moderate damage) 958mb at landfall 28.27 north winds helped keep flooding to a minimum.more on Hurricane Andrew here
Oct 3rd 2002 Hurricane Lili hits with 100mph windsfrom the SSE after earlier being a cat 4.At landfall pressure 963mb 28.42 inch Some roof damage,windows blown in & many trees down with a 5 to 7 ft storm surge. 14 tornados reported as she traveled inland 860 million in losses for U.S. Newspaper article | #2 .
2005 Sept 24th Hurricane Rita passes approx 80 miles to the SW while moving NW with 120mph winds. 5 to 8 ft of water in many areas of Vermillion parishLouisiana from space before & after Rita | Damage map | Models 2 days out
2020 Oct 9th Hurricane Delta passes just west by 44 miles with 95mph winds while moving NNE. We were there covering it as it happened | Radar shot at landfall | NHC report

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 (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 many more.............
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