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New Iberia Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes


The chance of earthquake damage in New Iberia Area is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in New Iberia Area is lower than Louisiana average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #736

New Iberia Area

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, #129

New Iberia Area

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, #256

New Iberia Area

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 3,197 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of New Iberia Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:1Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:270Hail:673Heat:7Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:15Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:1,882Tropical Storm:17Wildfire:1Winter Storm:6Winter Weather:11

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near New Iberia Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near New Iberia Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near New Iberia Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 34 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near New Iberia Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
22.01982-05-07229°47'N / 92°08'W29°52'N / 92°05'W5.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Vermilion
23.41971-09-16229°46'N / 91°30'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0St. Mary
24.21977-09-14229°57'N / 91°55'W0.20 Mile27 Yards0025K0Iberia
25.61952-04-04229°52'N / 91°37'W29°56'N / 91°33'W6.40 Miles20 Yards032.5M0St. Mary
30.91975-03-18230°02'N / 91°56'W30°04'N / 91°53'W4.10 Miles50 Yards02250K0Iberia
31.21975-04-30230°02'N / 91°53'W30°05'N / 91°47'W7.10 Miles50 Yards01250K0Iberia
31.91992-11-21230°03'N / 91°55'W30°05'N / 91°52'W2.00 Miles73 Yards01250K0Iberia
33.11992-11-01230°05'N / 91°54'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0St. Martin
33.21970-03-17329°42'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0St. Mary
37.21969-12-25330°00'N / 92°16'W1.50 Miles100 Yards18250K0Vermilion
37.61953-11-21230°06'N / 91°59'W30°11'N / 91°56'W6.80 Miles300 Yards02250K0Lafayette
37.91967-05-01230°00'N / 92°17'W2.00 Miles50 Yards04250K0Vermilion
38.91983-01-31330°01'N / 92°16'W30°05'N / 92°13'W6.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0Vermilion
39.11961-09-10229°42'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01625K0St. Mary
39.31969-12-06230°09'N / 92°02'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
39.31992-11-21230°05'N / 91°52'W30°16'N / 91°47'W13.00 Miles73 Yards03250K0St. Martin
40.42004-01-25230°09'N / 92°06'W30°09'N / 92°05'W1.00 Mile10 Yards031.0M0Lafayette
 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.
40.52008-05-15230°07'N / 92°09'W30°10'N / 92°05'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0KLafayette
 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.
40.71961-09-10330°00'N / 92°18'W30°05'N / 92°18'W5.70 Miles283 Yards1552.5M0Vermilion
41.61974-10-29330°11'N / 92°04'W30°12'N / 91°57'W7.30 Miles167 Yards01250K0Lafayette
43.51977-03-28230°12'N / 92°11'W30°12'N / 91°59'W12.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Lafayette
43.92007-02-13230°13'N / 91°51'W30°16'N / 91°48'W4.00 Miles300 Yards031.5M0KSt. 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.
46.31953-11-21230°11'N / 91°56'W30°22'N / 91°51'W13.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0St. Martin
46.91972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
47.31987-02-15229°58'N / 91°12'W30°00'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles173 Yards04250K0Assumption
47.41968-04-23230°08'N / 92°21'W1.00 Mile67 Yards003K0Acadia
48.22009-12-24229°58'N / 92°31'W30°03'N / 92°29'W6.00 Miles50 Yards001.0M0KVermilion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Gueydan Tornado began about 4 miles southwest of town near Ellis Bridge Road, blowing down a few trees Burnell Road and Humble Road. The tornado then moved north-northeastward causing extensive roof and siding damage to several homes just east of Highway 91 south of Gueydan. One tied-down mobile home was rolled over and completely destroyed, and another mobile home had its entire roof blown off. Trees and powerlines were also blown down in the area. The tornado then moved across Gueydan, causing intermittent damage to homes and trees along a narrow swath. One small outbuilding was blown into the water tower located in the northeast portion of town and destroyed. Continuing north-northeastward, the tornado blew down numerous trees at a farm on the southern end of JD Simon Road, and knocked down a power pole along Highway 713 west of Dallas Guidry Road. The tornado then curved northward, blowing down several tree limbs at a residence along Bill Searle Road west of Calvin Road, before dissipating. In total, approximately 50 homes were damaged by this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful upper level storm system moved across the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley from Wednesday, December 23, 2009, through Thursday, December 24, 2009. Numerous showers and elevated thunderstorms, including some supercells, repeatedly developed and moved northward across much of southwest Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico from late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. As the main upper level system approached Louisiana early Thursday morning, a squall line developed across east Texas and moved rapidly eastward across Louisiana, causing several reports of wind damage in southern Louisiana. Meanwhile, some of the elevated supercells became surface-based and tracked north-northeastward across south-central and east-central Louisiana, spawning at least a dozen tornadoes. In addition, the widespread rainfall caused flooding in some of these same areas. In total, at least 12 tornadoes affected portions of Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, and Avoyelles Parishes within a two hour timespan from 7-9 AM. Seven tornadoes affected Acadia Parish alone, the biggest single outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in that parish. Three tornadoes were rated EF2, three were rated EF1, and six were rated EF0. Other tornadoes likely occurred that were reported by area residents but could not be confirmed by NWS storm surveys. These included a likely tornado just east of I-49 in extreme northeastern Evangeline Parish, a possible tornado about 8 miles southwest of Gueydan, and another east of Palmetto in far northeastern St. Landry Parish. This was the largest outbreak of tornadoes in the NWS Lake Charles county warning area since November 23, 2004.
48.21992-06-13230°14'N / 92°06'W30°19'N / 92°03'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Lafayette
48.71977-11-08230°00'N / 92°31'W1.00 Mile27 Yards01250K0Vermilion
48.71977-04-21330°18'N / 91°57'W30°19'N / 91°54'W3.80 Miles440 Yards1112.5M0St. Martin
48.81989-05-18230°14'N / 92°13'W1.00 Mile40 Yards01250K0Acadia
49.41964-10-03229°55'N / 91°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
49.51965-01-08230°18'N / 92°03'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
49.91967-05-01230°05'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Iberville

* 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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