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The chance of earthquake damage in Gorum is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Gorum 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, #133

Gorum, LA
0.02
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

Gorum, 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, #404

Gorum, LA
196.57
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 2,141 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Gorum, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:112Hail:742Heat:5Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:1,173Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:1Winter Storm:7Winter Weather:3
Other:43 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Gorum, 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 Gorum, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.91964-04-284.4N/A31.7-93.6

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 75 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Gorum, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.71976-03-30231°22'N / 93°05'W31°30'N / 92°45'W21.70 Miles33 Yards01250K0Natchitoches
4.32004-11-23231°20'N / 92°57'W31°29'N / 92°53'W20.00 Miles300 Yards011.0M0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A DAMAGING TORNADO THAT MOVED INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF NATCHITOCHES PARISH. THE STORM MOVED IN A NORTHEAST DIRECTION...CROSSING HWY 119 EAST OF GORUM AND HWY 1 NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF GALBRAITH AND THEN PROCEEDED TO MOVE ALONG HWY 490 FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES BEFORE THE HIGHWAY CURVED AWAY FROM THE STORM'S PATH. THE STORM THEN CROSSED THE CANE RIVER NORTH OF THE COMMUNITY OF MARCO AND CROSSED THE RED RIVER...MOVING INTO GRANT PARISH. THE PATH WIDTH RANGED FROM 100 TO 300 YARDS AND APPEARS TO HAVE STAYED ON THE GROUND CONTINUOUSLY FOR SOME 20 MILES. PRIOR TO IT'S MOVING ALONG HWY 490...IT WAS IN MAINLY RURAL FORESTED AREAS AND OTHER THAN EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE...RESULTED IN ONLY ISOLATED MINOR DAMAGE TO FARM OUTBUILDINGS. AS THE STORM MOVED ALONG HWY 490...IT DAMAGED OR DESTROYED TREES AND PROPERTY EITHER SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR A TWO MILE STRETCH. SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED MODERATE TO MAJOR DAMAGE INCLUDING TWO FRAME HOMES WHICH WERE DESTROYED AND TWO MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED. THE ONLY INJURY WAS ONE LADY WHO SUFFERED BROKEN RIBS AND A PUNCTURED LUNG.
5.01976-03-30231°23'N / 93°12'W31°29'N / 92°50'W22.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
6.01953-03-22231°06'N / 93°13'W31°42'N / 92°48'W48.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Vernon
7.51950-05-01231°33'N / 92°54'W31°34'N / 92°51'W3.60 Miles100 Yards07250K0Natchitoches
10.12004-11-23231°19'N / 93°04'W31°22'N / 93°00'W10.00 Miles600 Yards03500K0Vernon
 Brief Description: A strong tornado formed in rural sections of Vernon Parish, blowing down many trees and power lines, before hitting the small community of Hutton. 10 to 15 homes were damaged or destroyed. Several people were injured, none seriously.
12.21967-01-26231°24'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Grant
12.51976-03-30231°30'N / 92°45'W31°30'N / 92°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rapides
14.01976-03-30231°30'N / 92°43'W31°31'N / 92°42'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Grant
16.91976-03-30231°22'N / 93°13'W31°23'N / 93°12'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sabine
18.31992-11-21231°12'N / 93°08'W31°16'N / 93°03'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Vernon
19.21976-03-30231°16'N / 93°21'W31°22'N / 93°05'W17.20 Miles77 Yards02250K0Vernon
22.51974-03-20331°47'N / 92°58'W31°48'N / 92°56'W2.70 Miles77 Yards000K0Winn
22.71968-03-11331°46'N / 93°06'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Natchitoches
23.21976-03-30231°19'N / 93°24'W31°22'N / 93°13'W11.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Vernon
23.41983-05-19331°47'N / 93°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Natchitoches
23.71953-12-03431°10'N / 92°49'W31°23'N / 92°24'W28.80 Miles300 Yards0102.5M0Rapides
23.71957-11-07331°23'N / 92°40'W31°18'N / 92°28'W13.30 Miles67 Yards3162.5M0Rapides
24.11953-12-03431°04'N / 93°03'W31°10'N / 92°49'W15.50 Miles300 Yards7202.5M0Vernon
24.41992-11-12231°35'N / 92°33'W1.50 Miles57 Yards0025K0Grant
24.81971-06-22331°20'N / 92°33'W0.10 Mile17 Yards00250K0Rapides
25.41974-03-20331°43'N / 93°26'W31°49'N / 92°57'W30.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Natchitoches
26.01993-04-14231°37'N / 93°26'W31°38'N / 93°15'W10.00 Miles125 Yards035.0M500KSabine And Natchitoches
27.11953-12-03431°26'N / 92°26'W31°35'N / 92°32'W11.90 Miles300 Yards052.5M0Grant
27.91957-11-16331°34'N / 93°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Sabine
28.71974-03-20331°49'N / 92°57'W31°55'N / 92°40'W20.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Winn
29.01974-10-28231°09'N / 93°16'W0.20 Mile100 Yards012250K0Vernon
29.81951-01-06331°18'N / 92°28'W31°26'N / 92°26'W9.50 Miles317 Yards011250K0Rapides
30.31999-01-21231°18'N / 92°28'W31°18'N / 92°28'W2.00 Miles400 Yards011.0M0Rapides
 Brief Description: A small, yet powerful tornado moved across southern sections of Alexandria. Touching down southwest of Highway 71, the storm moved through the Mayeau subdivision and the MacArthur-Lee business district. The one injury occurred when a man driving down the road had a tree land on his vehicle. Several homes were destroyed, a strip mall lost its entire roof, and at least 30 other homes and businesses received some form of damage. Trees as wide as 15 feet were snapped 20 feet off the ground.
30.42010-11-29431°47'N / 92°48'W31°57'N / 92°39'W14.00 Miles400 Yards00750K0KWinn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees were snapped near the intersection of Collier and Water Well Roads. The tornado then crossed Gum Springs Road, where it completely destroyed one well-built two story brick home and an adjacent brick garage. The home was approximately 4000 sq. ft in size, built in 1997, and its destruction was the basis of the EF-4 rating. Many of the nearby trees were completely snapped, with several near the home snapped off at the base. One single wide mobile home was also destroyed, with its remnants blown into a wooded area about 300 yards away. Another nearby home was moderately damaged, while two other homes suffered minor damage. The tornado then crossed into an open field, before entering a heavily wooded area, traveling northeast across Highways 84 and 167, where sporadic minor tree damage was observed just west and north of Winnfield. Maximum winds are estimated around 170 mph, with a maximum width of 400 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A potent...upper level short wave accompanied a prefrontal feature during the afternoon hours of November 29th across north central Louisiana. These thunderstorms developed in a weakly unstable airmass across the region. However...there was strong wind shear present...especially in the lowest 3 kilometers of the atmosphere. A broken line of thunderstorms developed across east central Texas into northwest Louisiana along the prefrontal trough axis. These thunderstorms quickly became supercells. One of these storms produced a significant tornado in Winn Parish which traveled northeast and dropped again in southern Ouachita Parish. Other storms downed powerlines in northwest Louisiana and minor flooding problems.
30.51992-11-21231°23'N / 92°26'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0025K0Rapides
30.71953-12-03431°35'N / 92°32'W31°43'N / 92°24'W12.20 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Grant
30.81974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°47'N / 92°58'W23.10 Miles77 Yards018250K0Natchitoches
30.91951-01-06331°26'N / 92°26'W31°32'N / 92°24'W7.30 Miles317 Yards00250K0Grant
31.21953-12-03431°23'N / 92°24'W31°26'N / 92°26'W4.10 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Rapides
31.31954-04-30231°30'N / 93°36'W31°35'N / 93°20'W16.70 Miles100 Yards1625K0Sabine
31.81983-05-19331°52'N / 92°55'W31°53'N / 92°28'W23.00 Miles500 Yards01025.0M0Winn
31.91981-06-05331°18'N / 92°28'W31°19'N / 92°24'W4.30 Miles40 Yards0102.5M0Rapides
32.11981-06-05231°16'N / 92°27'W0.10 Mile23 Yards0025K0Rapides
32.52001-11-26231°53'N / 93°11'W31°57'N / 93°01'W15.20 Miles100 Yards0040K0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: Damage was confined mostly to trees and tree limbs. A row of Pecan trees was knocked over at the beginning of the path. Some power lines were down, a mobile home had its roof stripped and a home had its chimney and roof damaged.
34.01975-04-29231°09'N / 92°30'W2.00 Miles50 Yards03250K0Rapides
34.31983-05-19331°36'N / 93°32'W31°37'N / 93°28'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Sabine
35.22000-04-23331°57'N / 93°16'W31°55'N / 93°06'W8.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: A supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. Two steel utility power towers were destroyed. A number of outbuildings were also damaged. Moved through De Soto Parish then across Red River Parish and into Natchitoches Parish.
35.91953-12-03431°43'N / 92°24'W31°36'N / 92°21'W8.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Grant
37.41975-04-29230°56'N / 93°11'W30°56'N / 92°56'W14.80 Miles50 Yards28250K0Vernon
38.62003-11-17231°08'N / 93°29'W31°09'N / 93°28'W1.00 Mile20 Yards001.0M0Newton
 Brief Description: Seven homes were destroyed, and 11 were damaged from a short-lived tornado on River Road just below the Toledo Bend Dam.
38.81980-10-27331°50'N / 93°30'W31°48'N / 93°25'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Sabine
39.91950-02-12331°50'N / 93°28'W32°00'N / 93°16'W16.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
40.61959-04-19231°54'N / 92°52'W32°12'N / 92°52'W20.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Winn
40.62000-04-23331°57'N / 93°23'W31°57'N / 93°17'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0Red River
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of a tornado outbreak across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by either fallen trees or wind. This tornado entered from De Soto Parish, LA and exited into Natchitoches Parish, LA.
40.71950-02-12331°38'N / 93°39'W31°50'N / 93°28'W17.60 Miles100 Yards525250K0Sabine
40.81981-06-05231°06'N / 92°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Rapides
41.01953-05-16231°59'N / 93°00'W32°06'N / 92°32'W28.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
41.91953-03-22231°42'N / 92°48'W32°09'N / 92°09'W49.20 Miles200 Yards2222.5M0Winn
42.11982-04-20231°58'N / 93°21'W0025K0Red River
42.21953-12-03431°46'N / 92°21'W31°49'N / 92°19'W4.30 Miles300 Yards2152.5M0La Salle
42.31999-01-02230°50'N / 93°04'W30°53'N / 93°00'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0050K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: This tornado originally touched down 4 miles west of Sugartown, damaging one home. it continued northeast and intersected Highway 113 near the Whiskey Chitto Creek bridge. A large swath of large trees were sheared off and twisted. A few homes in this area received roof damage. A large trampoline was found 20 feet in the air, wrapped around a tree.
42.61974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°43'N / 93°26'W26.00 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Sabine
43.71975-05-07231°20'N / 93°40'W000K0Sabine
44.62000-04-23331°58'N / 93°28'W31°57'N / 93°24'W4.30 Miles200 Yards00500K0De Soto
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by fallen trees and wind. This tornado continued into Red River Parish, LA.
44.91997-01-23231°57'N / 93°27'W32°00'N / 93°23'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000De Soto
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in southwest Rambin, moved northeast through Rambin, then lifted. Damage consisted of numerous trees twisted and snapped or completely uprooted. Four houses sustained major damage. Other houses were damaged from trees falling into them. A mobile home was lifted and blown 100 yds. No injuries or deaths.
45.42009-05-03232°04'N / 92°39'W32°05'N / 92°39'W2.00 Miles399 Yards023.0M0KWinn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous homes were damaged in the town of Dodson with several completely destroyed. One mobile home was picked up and moved 30 feet west of its original location where it was destroyed with parts of the frame wrapped around a neighboring home. The two injuries occurred in the destroyed home. Approximately 27 mobile homes and 11 built in place structures in the center of Dodson sustained severe damage from snapped or falling trees and/or wind damage. A mobile home in the center of Dodson was rolled off its foundation and destroyed. The tornado touched down on the southwest side of town along US 167 and moved northward 1.5 miles before lifting along State Route 1235. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very unstable airmass developed across the four state region during the afternoon hours of May 2nd. A weak cold front had moved southward during the morning hours into southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas and had stalled. A weak shortwave moved into the Texas Hill County and produced enough lift...along with the development of a strong low level jet...for strong to severe thunderstorms to erupt across the region. The storms initially developed as supercells...producing large hail and isolated tornadoes but then evolved into a squall line. Strong straight line winds accompanied the squall line with winds in excess of 100 mph reported with some storms. There were also isolated tornadoes reported within the squall line itself. Damage was extensive across the region but overnight...the repeated training of storms resulted in a widespread flash flooding event. Numerous counties and parishes were flooded with rainfall amounts in excess of 6 inches in a 12 hour period common. By the time the event ended...there were five different line echo wave patterns that developed across the four state region the afternoon of May 2nd through the morning hours of May 3rd.
45.61957-10-23231°06'N / 92°18'W31°20'N / 92°09'W18.30 Miles100 Yards1125K0Rapides
46.31957-11-13231°09'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Rapides
46.51950-02-12332°00'N / 93°16'W32°11'N / 93°12'W13.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
47.11991-11-19231°07'N / 92°15'W31°11'N / 92°13'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rapides
47.21983-03-04231°38'N / 92°12'W31°42'N / 92°09'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0La Salle
47.91991-11-19231°11'N / 92°13'W31°13'N / 92°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
48.11973-12-03230°50'N / 93°17'W1.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Beauregard
48.31973-01-20232°00'N / 93°27'W32°05'N / 93°22'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
48.41965-01-22231°14'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles67 Yards0225K0Avoyelles
48.52003-11-26230°45'N / 93°19'W30°51'N / 93°05'W16.00 Miles100 Yards051.0M0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A long-lasting tornado tore across northern Beauregard Parish, staying in mainly rural areas. The worst damage occurred along Highway 26 east of DeRidder, where two mobile homes were flipped over. Debris was strewn for over a half mile. One person was injured after he was thrown from the mobile home. In the Longacre community, a family of 4 climbed into a homemade storm cellar, moments before the tornado destroyed their home. They received minro bumps and brusies when the roof of the storm cellar lifted off and debris landed on them. This tornado continued into Vernon Parish.
48.51966-08-12231°20'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Sabine
48.81968-06-17230°48'N / 92°40'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0St. Helena
49.31983-05-19331°52'N / 92°18'W31°56'N / 92°15'W5.00 Miles500 Yards13025.0M0St. Helena


* 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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