Franklin, LA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Franklin is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Franklin is much lower than Louisiana average and is about the same as the national average.
Earthquake Index, #359
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
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, #556
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 933 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Franklin, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||101||Hail:||184||Heat:||6||Heavy Snow:||1|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||6||Ice Storm:||4||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||3|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||515||Tropical Storm:||3||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||2||Winter Weather:||4|
No volcano is found in or near Franklin, LA.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Franklin, LA.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Franklin, LA.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 46 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Franklin, LA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|1.4||1971-09-16||2||29°46'N / 91°30'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||St. Mary|
|9.1||1952-04-04||2||29°52'N / 91°37'W||29°56'N / 91°33'W||6.40 Miles||20 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||St. Mary|
|13.9||1970-03-17||3||29°42'N / 91°18'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||2||250K||0||St. Mary|
|19.5||1961-09-10||2||29°42'N / 91°12'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||16||25K||0||St. Mary|
|23.9||1987-02-15||2||29°58'N / 91°12'W||30°00'N / 91°10'W||3.00 Miles||173 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Assumption|
|25.9||1972-05-12||2||30°08'N / 91°21'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Iberville|
|26.2||1964-10-03||2||29°55'N / 91°06'W||1.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Assumption|
|26.9||1977-09-14||2||29°57'N / 91°55'W||0.20 Mile||27 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Iberia|
|27.0||1967-05-01||2||30°05'N / 91°13'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Iberville|
|27.0||1975-04-30||2||30°02'N / 91°53'W||30°05'N / 91°47'W||7.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Iberia|
|28.7||1973-09-12||2||29°50'N / 91°05'W||29°50'N / 90°59'W||6.20 Miles||50 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Assumption|
|29.8||1982-01-30||2||29°59'N / 91°04'W||3.00 Miles||10 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Assumption|
|30.0||1992-11-21||2||30°03'N / 91°55'W||30°05'N / 91°52'W||2.00 Miles||73 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Iberia|
|30.1||1975-03-18||2||30°02'N / 91°56'W||30°04'N / 91°53'W||4.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Iberia|
|30.4||1969-12-25||3||30°08'N / 91°21'W||30°11'N / 91°08'W||13.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Iberville|
|30.7||1974-01-19||2||29°57'N / 91°02'W||0.30 Mile||27 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Assumption|
|31.1||1992-11-01||2||30°05'N / 91°54'W||0.50 Mile||40 Yards||0||0||25K||0||St. Martin|
|31.7||1957-10-23||2||29°56'N / 91°06'W||29°56'N / 90°55'W||11.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Assumption|
|32.9||1992-11-21||2||30°05'N / 91°52'W||30°16'N / 91°47'W||13.00 Miles||73 Yards||0||3||250K||0||St. Martin|
|36.0||1982-05-07||2||29°47'N / 92°08'W||29°52'N / 92°05'W||5.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Vermilion|
|36.4||1953-11-21||2||30°06'N / 91°59'W||30°11'N / 91°56'W||6.80 Miles||300 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Lafayette|
|36.7||2007-02-13||2||30°13'N / 91°51'W||30°16'N / 91°48'W||4.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||3||1.5M||0K||St. 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.|
|37.5||1950-03-19||2||30°06'N / 91°00'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Ascension|
|37.5||1965-01-22||2||30°06'N / 91°00'W||1.00 Mile||267 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Ascension|
|37.5||1976-01-25||2||30°06'N / 91°00'W||1.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||7||2.5M||0||Ascension|
|40.2||1969-12-06||2||30°09'N / 92°02'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Lafayette|
|40.4||1989-06-08||2||30°21'N / 91°29'W||30°23'N / 91°24'W||5.00 Miles||77 Yards||2||30||2.5M||0||Iberville|
|40.8||1953-11-21||2||30°11'N / 91°56'W||30°22'N / 91°51'W||13.60 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||250K||0||St. Martin|
|41.0||1974-10-29||3||30°11'N / 92°04'W||30°12'N / 91°57'W||7.30 Miles||167 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Lafayette|
|43.0||2004-01-25||2||30°09'N / 92°06'W||30°09'N / 92°05'W||1.00 Mile||10 Yards||0||3||1.0M||0||Lafayette|
|Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed two brick homes and two mobile homes, and damaged at least another 15 homes and businesses. One lady broke her shoulder when the mobile home she was in flipped over, trapping her. The other two injuries were minor - cuts and bruises.|
|43.8||1977-04-21||3||30°18'N / 91°57'W||30°19'N / 91°54'W||3.80 Miles||440 Yards||1||11||2.5M||0||St. Martin|
|43.9||2008-05-15||2||30°07'N / 92°09'W||30°10'N / 92°05'W||5.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||300K||0K||Lafayette|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is a continuation of the tornado that began west of Maurice in Vermilion Parish. It strengthened to EF-2 intensity before dissipating a mile west of the Acadiana Mall. Near the Duhon and West Broussard Road intersection, one permanent home had the roof completely blown off, hitting the neighboring house and causing extensive damage. The two people inside the roof-less home escaped injury. Other homes along the path received minor roof or siding damage, and many trees were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: As a cold front approached, a squall line developed. Additional storms sprung up in front of the squall line, and where storms merged, a few tornadoes touched down. Along the squall line, winds of 60 mph blew down trees and caused minor damage to homes.|
|43.9||1989-06-08||2||30°23'N / 91°24'W||30°26'N / 91°20'W||5.00 Miles||77 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||West Baton Rouge|
|44.1||1960-02-03||2||29°48'N / 90°48'W||29°50'N / 90°45'W||4.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||8||250K||0||Lafourche|
|44.5||1983-01-31||2||30°23'N / 91°14'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||West Baton Rouge|
|44.5||1965-06-27||2||30°21'N / 91°09'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|44.7||1977-03-28||2||30°12'N / 92°11'W||30°12'N / 91°59'W||12.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Lafayette|
|47.3||1952-04-04||2||30°24'N / 91°55'W||30°24'N / 91°48'W||7.20 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||250K||0||St. Martin|
|47.5||1983-01-31||3||30°01'N / 92°16'W||30°05'N / 92°13'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||1||0||250K||0||Vermilion|
|47.7||1969-12-25||3||30°00'N / 92°16'W||1.50 Miles||100 Yards||1||8||250K||0||Vermilion|
|47.8||1992-06-13||2||30°14'N / 92°06'W||30°19'N / 92°03'W||6.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Lafayette|
|48.0||1965-01-08||2||30°18'N / 92°03'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Lafayette|
|48.6||1975-05-08||2||30°25'N / 91°11'W||30°24'N / 91°05'W||6.20 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||0K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|48.6||1967-05-01||2||30°00'N / 92°17'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Vermilion|
|48.9||1980-10-18||2||30°19'N / 92°03'W||0||4||250K||0||Lafayette|
|49.2||2000-03-15||2||29°36'N / 90°43'W||29°36'N / 90°43'W||3.00 Miles||40 Yards||0||36||10.0M||0||Terrebonne|
|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.|
* 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.