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La Ward, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #1515

La Ward, TX

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

La Ward, TX

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, #1485

La Ward, TX

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 1,162 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of La Ward, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:1Drought:65
Dust Storm:0Flood:258Hail:321Heat:14Heavy Snow:9
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:369Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:6Winter Storm:11Winter Weather:13

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near La Ward, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near La Ward, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near La Ward, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 28 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near La Ward, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.91975-12-24329°01'N / 96°30'W1.00 Mile440 Yards000K0Jackson
14.81966-02-09328°58'N / 96°40'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
15.51967-09-20329°04'N / 96°31'W0.10 Mile33 Yards030K0Jackson
17.31955-05-18228°42'N / 96°14'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Matagorda
18.11967-09-20328°42'N / 96°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards4725K0Matagorda
18.31961-11-02228°37'N / 96°37'W0.30 Mile200 Yards0025K0Calhoun
18.31972-05-07228°37'N / 96°37'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0125K0Calhoun
24.01972-10-29228°37'N / 96°46'W28°31'N / 96°38'W10.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Calhoun
26.51968-11-05328°48'N / 97°00'W28°43'N / 96°47'W14.40 Miles200 Yards02250K0Victoria
28.71967-09-20228°25'N / 96°45'W28°30'N / 96°31'W15.40 Miles33 Yards013K0Calhoun
31.11970-08-03228°24'N / 96°24'W003K0Calhoun
35.71953-12-02229°12'N / 96°02'W1.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Wharton
35.71961-09-11229°00'N / 95°54'W0.40 Mile50 Yards000K0Matagorda
38.31964-06-15229°18'N / 96°06'W1.50 Miles20 Yards003K0Wharton
38.31966-04-14229°18'N / 96°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Wharton
39.81955-05-23229°19'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Wharton
40.71972-03-20229°20'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Wharton
40.91993-04-07229°25'N / 96°17'W0.50 Mile400 Yards0050K0Wharton
 Brief Description: The Wharton Newspaper reported large trees blown down, metal roofs blown off barns and water pump housings blown over on Farm-to-Market Road 2614 northwest of Egypt near the community of Bonus. There were numerous reports of street flooding in the Wharton vicinity.
41.11966-03-28329°27'N / 96°20'W29°23'N / 96°12'W9.30 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Colorado
41.81994-05-13229°23'N / 96°47'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0050K5KLavaca
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Vienna, destroying a mobile home and a house, knocking down power lines and covering the roadway with debris. One witness reported hearing a sound like a "freight train."
42.01970-10-23229°18'N / 96°00'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wharton
43.82007-03-31229°23'N / 96°52'W29°22'N / 96°52'W0475K0KLavaca
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: To the southeast of Hallettsville, and southeast of the first tornado, a second tornado touched down near 0345 CST. This was just off FM530 on Road 16C, near the community of Light Chapel. This tornado touched down just south of a mobile home and began moving toward the northeast. A father, along with two sons and a daughter, had just arrived home less than an hour before the touchdown and had fallen asleep when the storm struck. The father reported feeling a jolt that awakened him as severe thunderstorm winds ahead of the tornado struck the mobile home. He reported that it became quiet again and then the mobile home exploded as the tornado stuck. He and his three children were blown and tossed almost 150 feet, coming to rest on the top of the former south wall of his mobile home. Broken glass was everywhere, but, in spite of cuts and bruises, they took shelter in a small nearby roofless shack as hail continued to fall. He then walked, carrying an injured son and daughter, to a neighbor???s house to call for help. His truck, parked under an awning just south of the mobile home was rolled and crushed. Had he and his children arrived only a few minutes later at their home, they could easily have been killed. That all have recovered except for minor bruises and cuts can only be considered a miracle. The father???s comments were that it???s all okay ??? we???re okay. What was destroyed is just ???stuff.??? Based on the destroyed mobile home, which had been tied down, and the rolled and twisted metal frame, the tornado was rated EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Winds were estimated at 115 mph. The tornado path length was placed at four-tenths of a mile with a path width of 75 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: In the early morning hours of March 31, both supercells and short bow echoes began to form along the north-south aligned cold front after it crossed the IH-35 corridor. Moving into the eastern portion of South Central Texas, these storms produced heavy rainfall, large hail, and two tornadoes.
44.61961-11-22329°24'N / 96°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards010K0Wharton
46.31970-10-23229°18'N / 95°54'W1.50 Miles27 Yards0025K0Wharton
47.71967-09-20329°27'N / 96°51'W2.00 Miles167 Yards0325K0Lavaca
48.31972-03-20229°26'N / 96°56'W29°26'N / 96°52'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lavaca
48.81967-09-20329°21'N / 97°04'W29°21'N / 97°00'W4.30 Miles333 Yards042.5M0Lavaca
49.41969-04-11328°48'N / 95°39'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0132.5M0Matagorda

* 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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