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Duplessis, LA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Duplessis is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Duplessis 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, #42

Duplessis, LA
0.07
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

Duplessis, 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, #387

Duplessis, LA
198.75
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 1,595 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Duplessis, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:15
Dust Storm:0Flood:104Hail:288Heat:5Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:983Tropical Storm:11Wildfire:0Winter Storm:4Winter Weather:2
Other:153 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Duplessis, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 64 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Duplessis, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.01969-04-12330°12'N / 90°54'W30°17'N / 90°45'W10.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ascension
10.51977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
12.31950-03-19230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ascension
12.31965-01-22230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile267 Yards00250K0Ascension
12.31976-01-25230°06'N / 91°00'W1.10 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Ascension
13.81965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
15.11975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
17.21971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
18.11973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
18.51958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
19.21983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
19.71969-12-25330°08'N / 91°21'W30°11'N / 91°08'W13.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Iberville
21.01967-05-01230°05'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Iberville
21.21982-01-30229°59'N / 91°04'W3.00 Miles10 Yards0125K0Assumption
21.91989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
22.11973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
22.81974-01-19229°57'N / 91°02'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Assumption
23.61957-10-23229°56'N / 91°06'W29°56'N / 90°55'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
23.81989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
24.21953-02-06330°29'N / 90°42'W30°30'N / 90°33'W9.10 Miles400 Yards2212.5M0Livingston
24.61987-02-15229°58'N / 91°12'W30°00'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles173 Yards04250K0Assumption
26.21964-10-03229°55'N / 91°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
26.31972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
26.51989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
26.91989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
27.11992-08-25330°04'N / 90°27'W30°07'N / 90°37'W9.00 Miles150 Yards23225.0M0St. John The Baptist
27.31989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
27.31977-11-29230°30'N / 90°34'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0Livingston
27.41961-11-22230°05'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0325K0St. John The Baptist
28.01961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
30.61984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
30.71973-09-12229°50'N / 91°05'W29°50'N / 90°59'W6.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0Assumption
30.71989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
31.21953-02-06330°30'N / 90°33'W30°32'N / 90°27'W6.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Tangipahoa
31.21983-12-06430°04'N / 90°31'W30°05'N / 90°25'W7.00 Miles200 Yards02525.0M0St. John The Baptist
31.71992-02-15230°35'N / 90°33'W0.80 Mile527 Yards0102.5M0Tangipahoa
31.81977-09-05230°25'N / 90°26'W1.70 Miles70 Yards012.5M0Tangipahoa
32.11972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
32.81960-02-03229°48'N / 90°48'W29°50'N / 90°45'W4.30 Miles100 Yards08250K0Lafourche
35.01975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
35.81980-04-13229°57'N / 90°29'W29°58'N / 90°26'W3.60 Miles33 Yards02250K0St. Charles
36.81984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
38.31971-09-16230°28'N / 90°20'W30°31'N / 90°22'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
38.41973-12-04230°42'N / 90°34'W30°43'N / 90°31'W3.60 Miles80 Yards032.5M0Tangipahoa
38.71971-09-19230°41'N / 90°30'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Tangipahoa
41.21992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
41.21995-12-17230°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.
41.31989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
42.22006-11-15230°45'N / 90°32'W30°45'N / 90°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0KSt. Helena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Louisiana Highways 441 and 1046 and moved northeast to Tangipahoa Parish line west of Arcola. One fatality occurred near the initial touchdown when the tornado struck a small frame house and close-by travel trailer. Both house and travel trailer next to the house were destroyed with debris piled about 25 yards to the northeast. A 43 year-old male in the travel trailer was fataly injured. The tornado continued northeast with damage primarily to trees, powerlines and house roofs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across southeast Louisiana during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.
42.31961-09-10229°42'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01625K0St. Mary
43.01992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
44.21974-10-29230°02'N / 90°15'W0.20 Mile20 Yards00250K0Jefferson
44.41966-01-28329°55'N / 90°19'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0St. Charles
44.91970-03-17329°42'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0St. Mary
45.11972-03-16230°02'N / 90°14'W0.50 Mile67 Yards02250K0Jefferson
45.41972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
46.21952-04-04229°52'N / 91°37'W29°56'N / 91°33'W6.40 Miles20 Yards032.5M0St. Mary
46.21957-10-15330°34'N / 91°44'W30°39'N / 91°29'W15.90 Miles100 Yards119250K0Pointe Coupee
48.12000-03-15229°36'N / 90°43'W29°36'N / 90°43'W3.00 Miles40 Yards03610.0M0Terrebonne
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southeast portion of Houma and moved in a northwest direction to just north of downtown. The tornado moved through both residential and commercial areas of Houma. The damage path was fairly narrow and much of the damage was classified as F1 scale on the Fujita damage scale. However there were areas of F2 tornado damage, particularily in one area where several commercial retail stores had portions of their roofs torn off. Emergency management reported approximately 212 structures received some type of damage, ranging from minor to severe. About 50 of these structures had monetary damage of 50 percent or more of their value. 36 injuries were reported. Only one injury required overnight hospitalization. National Weather Service meteorologist conducted a damage survey of the area.
48.31971-09-16229°46'N / 91°30'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0St. Mary
48.61964-10-04230°23'N / 90°08'W1.00 Mile183 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
49.71997-11-21230°29'N / 90°13'W30°29'N / 90°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards0433.5M0St. Tammany
 Brief Description: A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado as it moved into St. Tammany Parish. The tornado was first observed by the State Police on Interstate Highway 12 west of Covington. From data collected on a ground, damage survey by the National Weather Service, the tornado moved on a path slightly north of due east. The tornado moved across the downtown area of Covington and continued east for nearly 2 miles before lifting off the ground. Most of the damage along path indicated F1 damage, however, several areas near downtown Covington were classified as F2 damage. Parish officials reported 43 injuries were reported with tornado, though most were relatively minor. Six persons required and overnight stay in a hospital, including three pregnant women. Most of the damage to homes was due to large pine trees which had been toppled onto houses. In downtown Covington, a few large buildings lost roofs, had windows blown out, or suffered substantial damage. A large parish building suffered $500,000 damage. Media reports indicated cleanup would cost several million dollars. Just east of the downtown area, several cars were lifted and moved tens of feet by the tornado, and an empty tractor-trailer truck rig was blown over. Nearly 50 cars in a parking lot had their windows blown out by debris or by rapid pressure drop. The same parent thunderstorm spawned another tornado just south of Talisheek damaging a barn and a house. The damage path length at Talisheek was estimated. American Red Cross reports indicated 69 single family homes were destroyed or had major damage in St. Tammany Parish. Four public buildings were also heavily damaged.
49.91971-03-10229°59'N / 90°13'W30°00'N / 90°07'W6.20 Miles300 Yards172.5M0Jefferson
50.01972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa


* 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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