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Long Beach, MS Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Long Beach is higher than Mississippi average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Long Beach is lower than Mississippi average and is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #7

Long Beach, MS
0.48
Mississippi
0.05
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

Long Beach, MS
0.0000
Mississippi
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, #336

Long Beach, MS
222.46
Mississippi
280.40
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 1,192 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Long Beach, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:107Hail:305Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:652Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:128 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Long Beach, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Long Beach, MS.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Long Beach, MS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 52 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Long Beach, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.81968-11-03330°22'N / 89°05'W2.00 Miles123 Yards050K0Harrison
4.81982-04-20230°18'N / 89°19'W30°21'N / 89°09'W13.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Harrison
5.01967-10-30330°23'N / 89°05'W2.00 Miles400 Yards41725.0M0Harrison
5.11970-02-01230°19'N / 89°14'W2.00 Miles33 Yards030K0Harrison
5.21972-05-07230°21'N / 89°15'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Harrison
5.81980-05-19330°23'N / 89°11'W30°29'N / 89°03'W10.60 Miles800 Yards042.5M0Harrison
6.71980-05-16330°22'N / 89°09'W30°27'N / 88°59'W11.50 Miles800 Yards00250K0Harrison
6.81977-09-05230°19'N / 89°16'W0.10 Mile77 Yards00250K0Harrison
6.91985-09-23230°26'N / 89°05'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Harrison
6.92004-11-24230°26'N / 89°05'W30°26'N / 89°05'W1.50 Miles50 Yards003.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado traveled east to west on path along Dedeaux Road between Highway 49 and Three Rivers Road in the Orange Grove community. Most of the damage was rated a F1 intensity by a NWS ground survey, however there were areas of F2 damage. A large church under-construction was heavily damaged or destroyed. Three homes and five businesses received major damage while twenty homes had minor damage. Early estimates were that damage would approach 3 million dollars.
7.11972-05-07230°20'N / 89°18'W30°23'N / 89°16'W4.30 Miles23 Yards0025K0Harrison
9.61972-05-07230°18'N / 89°20'W30°20'N / 89°18'W3.30 Miles23 Yards0125K0Hancock
10.01972-05-07230°28'N / 89°03'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Harrison
10.01994-04-12230°28'N / 89°03'W2.00 Miles100 Yards2155.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: Twenty mobile homes were totally destroyed and four brick homes were partially destroyed. At least four businesses were damaged. The two deaths and the fifteen injuries all occurred in mobile homes. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Damage was estimated at near one million dollars. F57M M08M
11.41980-04-13330°22'N / 89°06'W30°30'N / 88°53'W15.90 Miles400 Yards02525.0M0Harrison
12.31982-04-20230°16'N / 89°23'W30°18'N / 89°19'W5.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Hancock
12.61977-05-02230°17'N / 89°24'W30°20'N / 89°20'W5.40 Miles20 Yards0025K0Hancock
13.61980-05-19330°14'N / 89°27'W30°23'N / 89°19'W13.10 Miles800 Yards0825.0M0Hancock
14.71972-03-02230°18'N / 89°26'W30°18'N / 89°22'W4.10 Miles200 Yards02250K0Hancock
15.91988-03-03230°24'N / 88°54'W1.20 Miles30 Yards00250K0Harrison
17.31980-05-19230°27'N / 88°55'W30°29'N / 88°53'W3.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Harrison
18.61958-02-26230°25'N / 88°52'W30°25'N / 88°51'W1.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Harrison
20.41980-05-19230°29'N / 88°53'W30°32'N / 88°51'W4.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
20.91987-11-16230°31'N / 89°29'W30°32'N / 89°26'W3.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Hancock
21.01971-05-08230°25'N / 88°49'W0025K0Jackson
21.31973-04-07230°28'N / 89°30'W0025K0Hancock
21.51980-04-13230°14'N / 89°37'W30°22'N / 89°25'W15.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hancock
22.81985-05-21230°23'N / 88°49'W30°25'N / 88°45'W3.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
30.51968-11-03230°48'N / 89°19'W30°48'N / 88°55'W23.70 Miles183 Yards0325K0Stone
30.51966-04-27230°33'N / 88°42'W0125K0Jackson
31.91958-02-26230°25'N / 88°51'W30°39'N / 88°29'W27.10 Miles30 Yards0125K0Jackson
32.91987-02-15230°29'N / 89°42'W30°31'N / 89°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Pearl River
33.91953-04-04230°51'N / 89°08'W0025K0Stone
35.01973-05-26230°42'N / 89°36'W0425K0Pearl River
35.81968-11-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°48'N / 89°19'W19.80 Miles180 Yards0025K0Pearl River
37.61982-04-25230°23'N / 88°32'W03250K0Jackson
38.01961-09-11230°20'N / 89°46'W30°20'N / 89°50'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0St. Tammany
38.11981-02-10230°31'N / 88°33'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Jackson
38.41969-05-08230°53'N / 89°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pearl River
40.02004-11-24230°18'N / 89°51'W30°21'N / 89°49'W4.00 Miles50 Yards04750K0St. Tammany
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down along an intermittent path approximately 4 miles long on the northwest side of Slidell. A NWS ground survey indicated that minor damage occurred to the south of US Highway 190 and near Centennial Park subdivision. The tornado continued to track north-northeast with the greatest damage, F2 intensity, occurring just southwest of the airport. The tornado damaged about 152 houses in the Bel Air subdivision off Airport Road with nine of the homes being declared uninhabitable. Four people received injuries during the storm and were treated at an area hospital and released. A wind gust of 70 mph (61 knots) was recorded at the automated weather equipment (ASOS) at the Slidell Airport.
40.71975-01-10230°30'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile70 Yards00250K0Jackson
41.31972-05-07230°51'N / 89°32'W30°54'N / 89°30'W4.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
42.11964-10-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°50'N / 89°37'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Pearl River
42.51977-05-02230°28'N / 88°30'W30°31'N / 88°26'W5.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jackson
43.01980-05-19230°50'N / 89°38'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
43.31958-02-26230°48'N / 89°39'W30°59'N / 89°27'W17.40 Miles50 Yards04250K0Pearl River
44.31996-02-19230°49'N / 89°40'W31°01'N / 89°24'W23.00 Miles430 Yards010700K0Pearl River
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down just northwest of the White Sand community. The most significant damage occurred in the initial 2.2 miles just to the north of the White Sand community where ten people were injured; five seriously, requiring hospitalization. The most serious was a woman who suffered a broken back, broken ribs and a punctured lung. The tornado continued on the ground continuously to just north of Poplarville, then intermittently to near Hillsdale. The county suffered considerable property damage with five houses destroyed, 10 had major damage and 14 minor damage. Nine mobile homes were destroyed, 3 sustained major damage and 5 minor damage. Numerous barns and other buildings were damaged. Several farm animals were killed. Large areas of 8 to 12 inch diameter trees were downed. The tornado path was surveyed by National Weather Service employees.
44.91976-03-27230°54'N / 89°37'W30°59'N / 89°23'W15.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Pearl River
45.81968-11-03231°00'N / 89°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards050K0Pearl River
47.01971-02-12230°44'N / 88°47'W30°59'N / 88°28'W25.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0George
47.91958-02-26230°59'N / 89°27'W31°03'N / 89°24'W5.70 Miles50 Yards05250K0Lamar
49.71989-11-22231°03'N / 89°24'W2.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lamar


* 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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