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The chance of earthquake damage in Angola is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Angola is lower than Louisiana average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #539

Angola, LA
0.00
Louisiana
0.03
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Angola, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #503

Angola, LA
170.97
Louisiana
235.86
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 1,690 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Angola, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:127Hail:379Heat:8Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,027Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:4
Other:88 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Angola, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Angola, LA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Angola, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 67 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Angola, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.71954-02-19230°54'N / 91°35'W0.50 Mile100 Yards143K0West Feliciana
5.01957-11-07330°58'N / 91°42'W31°00'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles50 Yards05250K0Pointe Coupee
13.12001-11-24231°03'N / 91°48'W31°03'N / 91°48'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0350K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring 3 people. One man was thrown from the trailer towards the road in front of the house, and his 15 month old daughter was thrown 50 feet to the right of the trailer. A woman was buried in the rubble. All three suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also blown down.
16.51961-03-30230°57'N / 91°55'W30°54'N / 91°50'W6.20 Miles800 Yards01250K0Avoyelles
16.51968-11-30230°48'N / 91°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0St. Landry
20.01983-05-20330°55'N / 91°56'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
22.71974-02-18230°58'N / 91°59'W0.50 Mile23 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
22.71982-09-11231°04'N / 91°58'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Avoyelles
23.11984-06-07231°02'N / 91°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Avoyelles
24.81957-10-15330°34'N / 91°44'W30°39'N / 91°29'W15.90 Miles100 Yards119250K0Pointe Coupee
25.11992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
25.21964-11-27231°08'N / 92°00'W31°12'N / 91°55'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
28.81986-11-20231°01'N / 91°10'W31°01'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Wilkinson
29.01995-12-17230°33'N / 91°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards01200K0Pointe Coupee
 Brief Description: Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed, four sustained major damage and two minor damage. A child was injured when struck by a Christmas tree. A National Weather Service official surveyed the damage area.
30.41990-05-12231°16'N / 91°24'W31°18'N / 91°05'W19.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Wilkinson
30.71992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
32.01983-01-31330°56'N / 92°10'W30°59'N / 92°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards12250K0Avoyelles
32.61972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
33.42009-12-24230°46'N / 92°09'W30°51'N / 92°07'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00500K0KSt. Landry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Whiteville Tornado touched down near Interstate 49 about 2 miles southwest of the community, then moved north-northeastward. Upon reaching Parish Road 5-230, the tornado destroyed an outbuilding and blew down numerous trees along Bayou Boeuf. A home was damaged south of Highway 182 just east of Bayou Boeuf, and two mobile homes received roof damage along Sonnier Road. The tornado then struck the Resurrection Catholic Church, obliterating the building and damaging several tombstones and tombs in the nearby graveyard. A farm located just north of the church received major damage, with one large rice silo blown 50 yards southwestward into the bayou and another rice silo severely damaged. Two tractor trailers at the farm were also damaged, with one blown by the tornado into a jack-knife position, and the other having a large tree fall onto it. Continuing north-northeastward across open fields, the tornado then blew down numerous trees along WPA Road. No damage occurred for the next few miles as the tornado moved across open farmland and crossed into Avoyelles Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful upper level storm system moved across the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley from Wednesday, December 23, 2009, through Thursday, December 24, 2009. Numerous showers and elevated thunderstorms, including some supercells, repeatedly developed and moved northward across much of southwest Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico from late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. As the main upper level system approached Louisiana early Thursday morning, a squall line developed across east Texas and moved rapidly eastward across Louisiana, causing several reports of wind damage in southern Louisiana. Meanwhile, some of the elevated supercells became surface-based and tracked north-northeastward across south-central and east-central Louisiana, spawning at least a dozen tornadoes. In addition, the widespread rainfall caused flooding in some of these same areas. In total, at least 12 tornadoes affected portions of Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, and Avoyelles Parishes within a two hour timespan from 7-9 AM. Seven tornadoes affected Acadia Parish alone, the biggest single outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in that parish. Three tornadoes were rated EF2, three were rated EF1, and six were rated EF0. Other tornadoes likely occurred that were reported by area residents but could not be confirmed by NWS storm surveys. These included a likely tornado just east of I-49 in extreme northeastern Evangeline Parish, a possible tornado about 8 miles southwest of Gueydan, and another east of Palmetto in far northeastern St. Landry Parish. This was the largest outbreak of tornadoes in the NWS Lake Charles county warning area since November 23, 2004.
33.91984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
34.01983-02-09330°34'N / 92°00'W30°34'N / 91°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0St. Landry
34.31984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
34.91961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
35.21992-11-21231°28'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Catahoula
35.72000-11-06230°54'N / 92°13'W30°56'N / 92°11'W3.00 Miles25 Yards03200K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: An F-2 tornado moved across rural sections of Avoyelles Parish, destroying two homes and damaging several other bulidings. The tornado began near a church in Eola, where a home lost part of its roof and the steeple blew off the church. A neighboring home lost its porch and had a window blown out, while some old buildings nearby were flattened. Many trees were also blown down. On Highway 29 south of Bunkie, one permanent home lost a portion of its roof, one outside wall, and the carport. Another permanent home bult on a foundation was swept off its foundation and moved 200 feet. In this home, three people received minor injuries. They were found in debris 300 feet from where the home originally lay. The wood frame home they were in was torn to pieces. Two cars and a horse trailer were thrown over 100 feet into a field.
36.11957-10-15330°28'N / 92°05'W30°34'N / 91°44'W22.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0St. Landry
36.11992-11-21331°28'N / 91°43'W31°30'N / 91°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Concordia
36.31983-01-31230°28'N / 91°56'W30°34'N / 91°54'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Landry
38.21965-01-22231°14'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles67 Yards0225K0Avoyelles
38.21989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
38.51991-11-19231°11'N / 92°13'W31°13'N / 92°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
38.61989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
39.51991-11-19231°07'N / 92°15'W31°11'N / 92°13'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rapides
40.21969-12-29331°30'N / 91°51'W31°32'N / 91°48'W4.10 Miles183 Yards02250K0Catahoula
40.41957-11-13231°09'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Rapides
40.51989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
40.71957-10-23231°06'N / 92°18'W31°20'N / 92°09'W18.30 Miles100 Yards1125K0Rapides
41.01989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
42.01952-04-04230°24'N / 91°55'W30°24'N / 91°48'W7.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0St. Martin
42.22002-10-29230°36'N / 92°10'W30°38'N / 92°12'W5.00 Miles20 Yards005.0M0St. Landry
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across the small community of Prairie Ronde, destroying the school. Several neighboring houses also received major damage.
42.51989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
42.81970-05-24230°44'N / 92°18'W30°48'N / 92°16'W5.20 Miles417 Yards0025K0Evangeline
43.61953-05-16230°25'N / 92°14'W30°34'N / 91°56'W20.60 Miles150 Yards03250K0St. Landry
43.61983-02-09330°25'N / 92°10'W30°34'N / 92°00'W13.00 Miles150 Yards072.5M0St. Landry
43.61971-05-11230°31'N / 92°07'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0St. Landry
43.71958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
44.01973-09-05231°31'N / 91°15'W31°33'N / 91°16'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
44.51973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
45.41969-12-29331°32'N / 91°48'W31°43'N / 91°26'W25.00 Miles183 Yards00250K0Concordia
45.71950-05-02231°33'N / 91°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards15250K0Catahoula
45.81983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
45.91971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
46.01981-06-03231°38'N / 91°34'W0.50 Mile30 Yards003K0Concordia
47.31983-01-31230°43'N / 92°22'W30°45'N / 92°20'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
47.32007-02-24231°38'N / 91°46'W31°39'N / 91°43'W3.00 Miles400 Yards000K150KCatahoula
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River back into Catahoula Parish, this tornado continued across wooded and open farm land. Most of this track was not accessible by vehicle. However, the tornado intensified as it downed or snapped numerous trees. The tornado continued to track east northeast and crossed the Tensas River back into Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
47.52007-02-24231°37'N / 91°49'W31°39'N / 91°47'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0KConcordia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River at Jonesville, this tornado continued across wooded land just northwest of the Wildsville Community. Most of this track was not accessible by vehicle. However, the tornado intensified as it downed or snapped numerous trees. The tornado continued to track east northeast and crossed the Tensas River back into Catahoula Parish and then crossed the river one last time as it moved into Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
47.51975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
47.51952-04-04230°22'N / 92°08'W30°24'N / 91°55'W13.20 Miles67 Yards433250K0St. Landry
48.01974-10-28231°36'N / 91°42'W31°43'N / 91°40'W8.40 Miles27 Yards01625K0Concordia
48.21981-06-05231°06'N / 92°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Rapides
48.22006-05-10231°39'N / 91°44'W31°40'N / 91°42'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K400KCatahoula
 Brief Description: This tornado developed from supercell 3 as it moved into eastern Catahoula Parish and then crossed the Tensas River into Concordia Parish. The tornado first touched down, just west of the Tensas River, on Kassel's Farm and damaged a good deal of farm equipment. Nearly a dozen tractors were turned over and a 18 wheel truck was flipped on its side. An irrigation pivot system was destroyed and glass was broken out of every place on the farm. The corn crop on the farm was heavily damaged as nearly 40 acres of corn, in a 2.5 mile path and 250 yard wide swath, was laid flat. Several individuals on the farm witnessed the tornado and watched it cross the river into Concordia Parish. The tornado was on the ground for about 3 miles and rates F2 in Catahoula Parish. The tornado then moved into Concordia Parish near Haphazard. Here the tornado moved across farm land which consisted of corn and cotton. As the tornado moved east, it crossed Highway 566 and moved through a corn field. Nearly a 50 yard wide path of corn was totally destroyed and ripped apart with the outer edges heavily damaged. All the downed corn showed a convergent pattern. The tornado meandered generally east-southeast through the corn fields with a damage path varying between 50 and 100 yards wide. The tornado then moved out of the corn fields and into a row of trees where tree tops were broken out. The tornado was observed by several farmers and a Sheriff Deputy during most of its life. The total path length, across both parishes, was 8 miles with the tornado rated F2 in Catahoula Parish and F1 in Concrodia Parish.
48.21976-06-29231°37'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Adams
48.31989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
48.61982-09-11230°43'N / 92°22'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Evangeline
49.02002-10-29230°32'N / 92°17'W30°36'N / 92°17'W5.00 Miles50 Yards23100K0Evangeline
 Brief Description: The tornado in St. Landry Parish moved into Evangeline Parish, and picked up a mobile home over 100 yards, before it landed and completely fell apart. Two ladies in the home were killed instantly. Three other people in the home survived with broken bones and bruises. Debris was scattered over a quarter of a mile away from the mobile home. Several other mobile homes were damaged in this area, and many trees and power lines were blown down. F16MH, F33MH
49.41977-04-21330°18'N / 91°57'W30°19'N / 91°54'W3.80 Miles440 Yards1112.5M0St. Martin
49.91972-01-04231°21'N / 90°53'W1.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Franklin


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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