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The Indianola hurricane killed 150 people in August 1886.

In the photo above, Hurricane Audrey refugees gather in Cameron in 1957.

Here are the recorded U.S. hurricanes that have claimed the most lives, according to the National Weather Service. Hurricane Agnes killed 122 people across eight states in the eastern part of the country in June 1972. The storm, which hit North Carolina as a Category 2 before making its way up to New England, led to the third largest evacuation in U.S. history. Note: …

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The storm surge of Audrey was reported to have peaked as high as 12 feet which inundated coastal areas and damage from the storm surge extended as far as 25 miles inland. Weather forecasting and analysis, space and historic events, climate information, Hourly radar image animation of Hurricane Audrey making landfall in Louisiana; Courtesy NOAA, Wikipedia.

The destruction was mostly due to flooding from storm surge and levee failures. It is almost exactly like Laura. Read on for more Times-Picayune photos of the hurricane and its aftermath.

Diane killed 184 people when it hit the East Coast in August 1955. During the early morning hours of June 27, 1957, an early season hurricane named Audrey roared ashore into Southwest Louisiana and Southeastern Texas.

Activity Planner This storm struck Louisiana and Texas, killing more than 500. More than 10,000 people were left homeless. Meteorologist Paul DorianPerspecta,, 7:15 AM | *Deadly Hurricane Audrey slammed into southwest Louisiana 62 years ago as one of the the strongest June hurricanes to ever make landfall in the US*. Audrey spread a massive storm surge across most of Cameron parish, and across the southern halves of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary parishes, causing total devastation in property and many lives lost. The island itself was so badly battered that it was reduced to several sandbars. It made landfall in Texas as what would now be considered a Category 4 storm. Here, people in Pennsylvania flee their flooded homes by boat. We’re heading in to our fine week of comfortable weather and with appreciate for it…, This will be the last chilly day for about a week. Hazardous Outlook National Climate Here, high tide caused by Diane send a high spray into the air as it pounds the jetties at the mouth of St. Johns River in Florida. The storm particularly affected New England as one of its worst storms on record. At a Glance. Hurricane Audrey ranks as the 7th deadliest hurricane to strike the United States (3rd deadliest within Louisiana) in modern record keeping, with at least 500 deaths.

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Webpage and data collection by: Donovan Landreneau, Sam Shamburger, Forecasts May 1, 2015 - Explore Lydia Singleton's board "Hurricane Audrey(1957)", followed by 929 people on Pinterest. The exact number will never be known, as many perished in the storm surge in Cameron and Vermilion … When a hurricane bears down, there's only so much that can be done against the destruction and loss of life that the storm's heavy winds and rains can cause. The Sea Islands hurricane killed at least 1,000 people when it struck Savannah, Georgia, with a powerful storm surge in August 1893.


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Please select one of the following: Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook (Experimental), City of Cameron and Cameron Parish government hosted a memorial service on June 27th, 2007, dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Audrey, Click here to see a meteorological comparison. The National Weather Service put the number of deaths directly attributable to the storm at about 1,200, while other widely cited reports topped 1,800. It is still the most powerful and deadliest hurricane in New England's recorded history.

Along with Hurricane Alex in 2010, it was also the strongest June hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin as measured by pressure. At least 2,500 people died when the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane swept over Puerto Rico and the southern United States. Many have compared the impacts of Hurricane Audrey with Hurricane Rita. Highway 90, between New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, shown here, was blocked by debris. Hurricane Audrey was one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in U.S. history, killing at least 416 people in its devastation of the southwestern Louisiana coast in 1957. An ugly little…, What happens if a Hurricane has wind speeds above 158+ miles per hour? River/Lake Forecasts Same with Carla which I just posted made landfall Sept 11, 1961 at Port O’Connor, Texas as a Cat 4 with 145 mph winds and spawned many tornadoes such as one that devastated Galveston. Island Park, Rhode Island, pictured here, was destroyed by a massive 30- to 40-foot wave caused by the storm. The 1906 Mississippi hurricane left 134 people dead after it hit Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida in September of that year.

Storm total rainfall recorded from June 26-28, 1957 across Louisiana and Southeast Texas. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The Florida East Coast Railway, pictured, suffered extensive damage and lost dozens of workers. Credit: The University of Houston Digital Library.

After maintaining its eye 60 miles inland, Audrey weakened and transitioned into an extratropical storm as it turned northeastward over Louisiana. Listed below are all available meteorological data gathered for Audrey.

The storm was so bad that the weather service retired the name Audrey never to be used again.

The Great Miami hurricane killed 372 people and left thousands homeless in September 1926.
The name Audrey was ultimately retired from usage as an identifier for an Atlantic Basin hurricane.