1957 : Record Breaking Hurricane Audrey


In June of 1957, Louisiana was hit by a major hurricane which killed more than 500 people. It was the only major hurricane to ever hit the US before July.

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6 Responses to 1957 : Record Breaking Hurricane Audrey

  1. Eliza says:

    OT But is this very very big or just a repeat of something that happened in ~2008?

  2. Andy DC says:

    The article seems to be little more than a cover up for total incompetence on the part of the National Hurricane Center.

    Audrey was by no means an average hurricane as stated in the article. It was CAT 4, by far the most intense landfalling June hurricane on record. Being a June storm, the hurricane center did not monitor Audrey carefully enough and it intensified dramatically just before landfall. Instead of 105 mph winds, the winds from Audrey were at least 135 mph.

  3. SMS says:

    The problem with the current hiatus in strong hurricanes is that nature will bring us back to “even” by dealing us some cat 4 and cat 5 hurricanes in the upcoming years. When this happens, the alarmists will start yelling again, telling us that this is proof of CAGW.

  4. John B., M.D. says:

    Where does the video at the top of the post come from, as 1957 was before weather satellites were in orbit?

  5. Dave1billion says:

    A couple of interesting stories about Audrey.

    My mother went through the area relatively soon after the storm. She said that the stench of dead cows was terrible. She said that you could see dead cows everywhere with their legs sticking out like a dead dog by the side of the road.

    A short time ago, people working on a road crew in Cameron or Calcasieu Parish were digging out a ditch on the side of the road and came across a huge amounts of bones. Construction was immediately halted because they thought it was an old graveyard and therefore a “Historical Preservation” issue.

    After bringing in a huge crew of scientists, historians, archaeologists, etc. they figured out that it was a mass grave full of cow bones, more than likely from Hurricane Audrey.

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