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The chance of earthquake damage in Batchelor is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Batchelor 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, #527

Batchelor, LA

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

Batchelor, LA

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, #460

Batchelor, LA

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 1,568 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Batchelor, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:1Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:108Hail:359Heat:3Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:943Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:0Winter Storm:4Winter Weather:6

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Batchelor, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 74 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Batchelor, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.11954-02-19230°54'N / 91°35'W0.50 Mile100 Yards143K0West Feliciana
8.51968-11-30230°48'N / 91°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0St. Landry
9.21957-11-07330°58'N / 91°42'W31°00'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles50 Yards05250K0Pointe Coupee
13.21961-03-30230°57'N / 91°55'W30°54'N / 91°50'W6.20 Miles800 Yards01250K0Avoyelles
15.82001-11-24231°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.
16.31983-05-20330°55'N / 91°56'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
17.11957-10-15330°34'N / 91°44'W30°39'N / 91°29'W15.90 Miles100 Yards119250K0Pointe Coupee
20.31974-02-18230°58'N / 91°59'W0.50 Mile23 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
21.91995-12-17230°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.
22.51984-06-07231°02'N / 91°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Avoyelles
23.11982-09-11231°04'N / 91°58'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Avoyelles
25.11983-02-09330°34'N / 92°00'W30°34'N / 91°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0St. Landry
27.11957-10-15330°28'N / 92°05'W30°34'N / 91°44'W22.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0St. Landry
27.41983-01-31230°28'N / 91°56'W30°34'N / 91°54'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Landry
27.72009-12-24230°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.
27.71964-11-27231°08'N / 92°00'W31°12'N / 91°55'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
27.71972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
27.81992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
29.01983-01-31330°56'N / 92°10'W30°59'N / 92°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards12250K0Avoyelles
31.82000-11-06230°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.
33.11952-04-04230°24'N / 91°55'W30°24'N / 91°48'W7.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0St. Martin
33.61961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
33.71992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
34.31984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
34.52002-10-29230°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.
34.71986-11-20231°01'N / 91°10'W31°01'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Wilkinson
34.91953-05-16230°25'N / 92°14'W30°34'N / 91°56'W20.60 Miles150 Yards03250K0St. Landry
34.91983-02-09330°25'N / 92°10'W30°34'N / 92°00'W13.00 Miles150 Yards072.5M0St. Landry
35.21971-05-11230°31'N / 92°07'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0St. Landry
35.41989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
35.41989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
36.01984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
36.11989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
36.91970-05-24230°44'N / 92°18'W30°48'N / 92°16'W5.20 Miles417 Yards0025K0Evangeline
38.21989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
38.61952-04-04230°22'N / 92°08'W30°24'N / 91°55'W13.20 Miles67 Yards433250K0St. Landry
39.11990-05-12231°16'N / 91°24'W31°18'N / 91°05'W19.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Wilkinson
39.21991-11-19231°11'N / 92°13'W31°13'N / 92°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
39.31991-11-19231°07'N / 92°15'W31°11'N / 92°13'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rapides
39.51965-01-22231°14'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles67 Yards0225K0Avoyelles
40.11957-11-13231°09'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Rapides
40.41977-04-21330°18'N / 91°57'W30°19'N / 91°54'W3.80 Miles440 Yards1112.5M0St. Martin
40.71958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
41.21983-01-31230°43'N / 92°22'W30°45'N / 92°20'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
41.41983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
41.42002-10-29230°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
41.51957-10-23231°06'N / 92°18'W31°20'N / 92°09'W18.30 Miles100 Yards1125K0Rapides
41.61989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
41.91953-11-21230°11'N / 91°56'W30°22'N / 91°51'W13.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0St. Martin
42.31957-11-13330°21'N / 92°07'W30°22'N / 92°04'W3.60 Miles200 Yards000K0Plaquemines
42.41973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
42.41982-09-11230°43'N / 92°22'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Evangeline
42.61992-11-21231°28'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Catahoula
42.91983-02-09330°24'N / 92°11'W30°25'N / 92°10'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Acadia
43.12007-02-13230°13'N / 91°51'W30°16'N / 91°48'W4.00 Miles300 Yards031.5M0KSt. Martin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Wind speeds were estimated between 110 and 120 mph, or on the low end of EF2. This tornado was spawned by the same storm that produced the Youngsville tornado. The tornado began southwest of the intersection of Poydras Highway and Eunice Road and moved northeast, ending past Nursery Highway. Several brick homes had roofs removed near the highs school, with one home losing most of its second floor. A total of 44 homes were damaged or destroyed, with 80 homes impacted by the tornado. Three injuries occurred in a small brick home where the roof blew off, causing a brick wall and other debris to land on them. Several trees were damaged or uprooted. This was the strongest tornado in southwest Louisiana since the November 23 2004 tornado outbreak. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An approaching cold front resulted in showers and thunderstroms across southwest Louisiana, some of which became severe. Several tornadoes touched down across Acadiana.
43.31980-10-18230°19'N / 92°03'W04250K0Lafayette
43.71992-11-21331°28'N / 91°43'W31°30'N / 91°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Concordia
43.91992-03-05230°30'N / 92°19'W30°31'N / 92°16'W3.00 Miles173 Yards042.5M0St. Landry
44.01971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
44.11975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
44.31965-01-08230°18'N / 92°03'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
44.61957-11-07330°21'N / 92°10'W30°21'N / 92°07'W3.30 Miles200 Yards25250K0St. Landry
45.41953-05-16230°24'N / 92°14'W30°25'N / 92°14'W1.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Acadia
46.21957-11-07330°21'N / 92°12'W30°21'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles200 Yards25250K0Acadia
46.31965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
46.51992-06-13230°14'N / 92°06'W30°19'N / 92°03'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Lafayette
46.62008-09-12230°36'N / 92°24'W30°39'N / 92°25'W3.00 Miles20 Yards00200K0KEvangeline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down on the outskirts of Mamou, and damaged 10 to 15 homes near Highway 95 and Fred Street. One home lost its roof. One mobile home was flipped onto the highway. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Hurricane Ike caused wind damage, storm surge flooding, and tornadoes across southwest Louisiana. Ike made landfall near Galveston, TX early in the morning on September 13th as a strong category 2 hurricane. Sustained hurricane force winds were confined to extreme western Cameron Parish. The highest recorded winds in southwest Lousiana were at Lake Charles Regional Airport with sustained winds of 46 kts (53 mph) and gusts of 67 kts (77 mph). The lowest pressure reading occurred at Southland Field near Sulphur, LA, with a low of 994.6 mb. Several tornadoes were reported across southwest Louisiana. The most significant one was near Mamou, where a home lost its roof, and another 10-15 homes were damaged. Storm surge was a significant event. Water levels ranged from 14 ft in western Cameron Parish, to 8 ft in St. Mary Parish. This resulted in widespread flooding of the same areas that flooded in Hurricane Rita in 2005. Most of Cameron Parish was under water. Over 3000 homes were flooded. This extended north into Calcasieu Parish, where another 1000 homes flooded in Lake Charles, Westlake, and Sulphur. In Vermilion Parish, at least 1000 homes flooded in Pecan Island, Forked Island, Intracoastal City, and Henry. This extended east into Iberia Parish, where another 1000 homes flooded south of Highway 14 and Highway 90. In St. Mary Parish, some of the worst flooding occurred in Franklin, where a man-made levee failed, flooding over 450 homes. Maximum storm total rainfall ranged from 6 to 8 inches across Cameron, Calcasieu, and Beauregard Parishes. No fatalities were reported in southwest Louisiana. Total property damages, however, were high. Loses are estimated to be almost 420 million dollars across southwest Louisiana. Agricultural loses were over 225 million dollars.
46.61981-06-05231°06'N / 92°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Rapides
46.91969-12-29331°30'N / 91°51'W31°32'N / 91°48'W4.10 Miles183 Yards02250K0Catahoula
47.11983-02-09330°26'N / 92°20'W30°29'N / 92°18'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Acadia
47.31975-05-09230°26'N / 92°18'W2.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Acadia
47.61992-11-21230°05'N / 91°52'W30°16'N / 91°47'W13.00 Miles73 Yards03250K0St. Martin
49.11989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
49.81974-10-29330°11'N / 92°04'W30°12'N / 91°57'W7.30 Miles167 Yards01250K0Lafayette

* 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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