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

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

Earthquake Index, #521

Creole, 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

Creole, 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, #559

Creole, 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 1,066 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Creole, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:83Hail:245Heat:4Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:10Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:616Tropical Storm:12Wildfire:1Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:9

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Creole, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Creole, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 37 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Creole, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.51972-03-20229°49'N / 93°04'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cameron
10.91970-10-11229°54'N / 93°12'W1.00 Mile200 Yards12250K0Cameron
14.81984-05-20329°48'N / 93°21'W29°48'N / 93°18'W3.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Cameron
18.71974-10-28229°46'N / 93°28'W29°49'N / 93°19'W9.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cameron
24.01999-01-02230°05'N / 92°56'W30°07'N / 92°54'W4.00 Miles400 Yards02250K0Calcasieu
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across southern and eastern sections of Hayes, destroying several homes and one farm. A couple was injured slightly when their permanent wood home was completely flattened in the tornado. Another home was lifted in the air and moved 75 yards from it's original location. Seven people in the home escaped with no injuries. A large trash can was found struck in a tree 50 feet up in a large oak tree, that had travelled at least one mile from it's original position.
24.21979-10-22229°46'N / 93°29'W1.00 Mile550 Yards062.5M0Cameron
27.61966-02-10230°06'N / 92°48'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Jefferson Davis
30.21957-03-31230°03'N / 92°48'W30°09'N / 92°40'W10.60 Miles267 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
30.71983-05-20329°45'N / 93°36'W29°50'N / 93°35'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cameron
31.61957-04-27230°10'N / 93°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
31.81971-02-12330°13'N / 93°12'W30°15'N / 93°10'W3.60 Miles150 Yards012.5M0Calcasieu
32.31971-05-11230°05'N / 92°40'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Jefferson Davis
32.71973-04-17330°15'N / 93°10'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
33.31992-11-21330°13'N / 93°02'W30°18'N / 92°57'W6.00 Miles73 Yards022.5M0Calcasieu
34.61974-10-29330°06'N / 92°41'W30°08'N / 92°37'W4.90 Miles200 Yards01225.0M0Jefferson Davis
34.91975-05-08230°14'N / 92°49'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020K0Jefferson Davis
35.61979-10-22230°14'N / 93°22'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0112.5M0Calcasieu
36.21952-04-04330°10'N / 92°52'W30°16'N / 92°37'W16.50 Miles100 Yards010250K0Jefferson Davis
36.21981-06-05229°46'N / 93°41'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Cameron
36.31974-05-31230°12'N / 93°24'W30°16'N / 93°23'W5.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Calcasieu
36.91982-09-11230°14'N / 92°45'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
36.91977-11-08230°00'N / 92°31'W1.00 Mile27 Yards01250K0Vermilion
38.02009-12-24229°58'N / 92°31'W30°03'N / 92°29'W6.00 Miles50 Yards001.0M0KVermilion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Gueydan Tornado began about 4 miles southwest of town near Ellis Bridge Road, blowing down a few trees Burnell Road and Humble Road. The tornado then moved north-northeastward causing extensive roof and siding damage to several homes just east of Highway 91 south of Gueydan. One tied-down mobile home was rolled over and completely destroyed, and another mobile home had its entire roof blown off. Trees and powerlines were also blown down in the area. The tornado then moved across Gueydan, causing intermittent damage to homes and trees along a narrow swath. One small outbuilding was blown into the water tower located in the northeast portion of town and destroyed. Continuing north-northeastward, the tornado blew down numerous trees at a farm on the southern end of JD Simon Road, and knocked down a power pole along Highway 713 west of Dallas Guidry Road. The tornado then curved northward, blowing down several tree limbs at a residence along Bill Searle Road west of Calvin Road, before dissipating. In total, approximately 50 homes were damaged by this tornado. 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.
41.01965-01-22230°22'N / 93°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Calcasieu
44.01973-04-17330°10'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0125K0Calcasieu
44.41974-10-29330°08'N / 92°37'W30°13'N / 92°22'W16.10 Miles200 Yards24025.0M0Acadia
44.51975-05-08230°10'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Acadia
45.31960-04-29230°18'N / 92°48'W30°24'N / 92°36'W13.80 Miles1667 Yards0425K0Jefferson Davis
46.11952-02-01230°05'N / 93°46'W1.00 Mile67 Yards0025K0Orange
46.91957-11-07430°06'N / 93°44'W29°58'N / 93°53'W12.90 Miles200 Yards1812.5M0Orange
47.31999-03-02230°23'N / 93°32'W30°20'N / 93°29'W4.00 Miles75 Yards0075K0Calcasieu
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved into rural Calcasieu Parish between DeQuincy and Starks, tearing up trees in its path. At least one home was destroyed 12 miles northwest of Sulphur.
47.51964-08-05229°42'N / 93°52'W0.20 Mile33 Yards06250K0Jefferson
48.21999-01-02230°28'N / 93°14'W30°28'N / 93°14'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0050K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A small but strong tornado moved across rural areas south of Ragley. One new mobile home that was in the path was completely destroyed. Debris was scattered for over a mile. The residents had heard the warnings and escaped the home minutes before it was destroyed.
48.41970-10-11329°55'N / 93°53'W29°58'N / 93°51'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0192.5M0Jefferson
49.91968-04-23230°08'N / 92°21'W1.00 Mile67 Yards003K0Acadia
50.01961-09-10330°00'N / 92°18'W30°05'N / 92°18'W5.70 Miles283 Yards1552.5M0Vermilion
50.01967-05-01230°00'N / 92°17'W2.00 Miles50 Yards04250K0Vermilion

* 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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