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Saint Amant, LA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #106

Saint Amant, LA
0.03
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

Saint Amant, 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, #338

Saint Amant, LA
206.62
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 1,785 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Saint Amant, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:3Dense Fog:1Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:143Hail:308Heat:0Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:1,081Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:0Winter Storm:4Winter Weather:0
Other:224 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Saint Amant, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Saint Amant, LA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Saint Amant, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 77 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Saint Amant, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.81969-04-12330°12'N / 90°54'W30°17'N / 90°45'W10.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ascension
15.51992-08-25330°04'N / 90°27'W30°07'N / 90°37'W9.00 Miles150 Yards23225.0M0St. John The Baptist
15.81961-11-22230°05'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0325K0St. John The Baptist
16.51950-03-19230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ascension
16.51965-01-22230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile267 Yards00250K0Ascension
16.51976-01-25230°06'N / 91°00'W1.10 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Ascension
19.51983-12-06430°04'N / 90°31'W30°05'N / 90°25'W7.00 Miles200 Yards02525.0M0St. John The Baptist
19.81977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
21.01953-02-06330°29'N / 90°42'W30°30'N / 90°33'W9.10 Miles400 Yards2212.5M0Livingston
23.01977-11-29230°30'N / 90°34'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0Livingston
23.91977-09-05230°25'N / 90°26'W1.70 Miles70 Yards012.5M0Tangipahoa
24.31982-01-30229°59'N / 91°04'W3.00 Miles10 Yards0125K0Assumption
24.31957-10-23229°56'N / 91°06'W29°56'N / 90°55'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
24.41974-01-19229°57'N / 91°02'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Assumption
24.81980-04-13229°57'N / 90°29'W29°58'N / 90°26'W3.60 Miles33 Yards02250K0St. Charles
25.51965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
26.11953-02-06330°30'N / 90°33'W30°32'N / 90°27'W6.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Tangipahoa
26.41975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
26.71973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
26.71971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
27.11960-02-03229°48'N / 90°48'W29°50'N / 90°45'W4.30 Miles100 Yards08250K0Lafourche
28.11973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
28.61992-02-15230°35'N / 90°33'W0.80 Mile527 Yards0102.5M0Tangipahoa
28.91964-10-03229°55'N / 91°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
28.91967-05-01230°05'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Iberville
29.31969-12-25330°08'N / 91°21'W30°11'N / 91°08'W13.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Iberville
29.51958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
30.01987-02-15229°58'N / 91°12'W30°00'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles173 Yards04250K0Assumption
30.81973-09-12229°50'N / 91°05'W29°50'N / 90°59'W6.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0Assumption
30.91989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
31.01983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
31.01971-09-16230°28'N / 90°20'W30°31'N / 90°22'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
31.31989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
32.11989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
32.51974-10-29230°02'N / 90°15'W0.20 Mile20 Yards00250K0Jefferson
33.11966-01-28329°55'N / 90°19'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0St. Charles
33.41972-03-16230°02'N / 90°14'W0.50 Mile67 Yards02250K0Jefferson
34.81989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
35.91972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
36.11971-09-19230°41'N / 90°30'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Tangipahoa
36.71973-12-04230°42'N / 90°34'W30°43'N / 90°31'W3.60 Miles80 Yards032.5M0Tangipahoa
37.41975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
37.81961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
38.21971-03-10229°59'N / 90°13'W30°00'N / 90°07'W6.20 Miles300 Yards172.5M0Jefferson
38.91964-10-04230°23'N / 90°08'W1.00 Mile183 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
39.01989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
39.41964-10-03229°56'N / 90°13'W29°58'N / 90°07'W6.50 Miles83 Yards032.5M0Jefferson
39.51984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
40.32006-11-15230°45'N / 90°32'W30°45'N / 90°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0KSt. Helena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Louisiana Highways 441 and 1046 and moved northeast to Tangipahoa Parish line west of Arcola. One fatality occurred near the initial touchdown when the tornado struck a small frame house and close-by travel trailer. Both house and travel trailer next to the house were destroyed with debris piled about 25 yards to the northeast. A 43 year-old male in the travel trailer was fataly injured. The tornado continued northeast with damage primarily to trees, powerlines and house roofs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across southeast Louisiana during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.
41.11997-11-21230°29'N / 90°13'W30°29'N / 90°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards0433.5M0St. Tammany
 Brief Description: A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado as it moved into St. Tammany Parish. The tornado was first observed by the State Police on Interstate Highway 12 west of Covington. From data collected on a ground, damage survey by the National Weather Service, the tornado moved on a path slightly north of due east. The tornado moved across the downtown area of Covington and continued east for nearly 2 miles before lifting off the ground. Most of the damage along path indicated F1 damage, however, several areas near downtown Covington were classified as F2 damage. Parish officials reported 43 injuries were reported with tornado, though most were relatively minor. Six persons required and overnight stay in a hospital, including three pregnant women. Most of the damage to homes was due to large pine trees which had been toppled onto houses. In downtown Covington, a few large buildings lost roofs, had windows blown out, or suffered substantial damage. A large parish building suffered $500,000 damage. Media reports indicated cleanup would cost several million dollars. Just east of the downtown area, several cars were lifted and moved tens of feet by the tornado, and an empty tractor-trailer truck rig was blown over. Nearly 50 cars in a parking lot had their windows blown out by debris or by rapid pressure drop. The same parent thunderstorm spawned another tornado just south of Talisheek damaging a barn and a house. The damage path length at Talisheek was estimated. American Red Cross reports indicated 69 single family homes were destroyed or had major damage in St. Tammany Parish. Four public buildings were also heavily damaged.
41.21971-03-10230°00'N / 90°07'W30°00'N / 90°06'W1.30 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Orleans
42.12000-03-15229°36'N / 90°43'W29°36'N / 90°43'W3.00 Miles40 Yards03610.0M0Terrebonne
 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.
42.22007-02-13229°54'N / 90°09'W29°58'N / 90°06'W6.00 Miles50 Yards0152.0M0KOrleans
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed the Mississippi River form Jefferson Parish and moved on a northerly course through portions of the Uptown and Carrollton areas with continuous damage noted. The damage path became isolated as the tornado appeared to turn more northeast with damage to a warehouse noted in the Mid City area. Significant damage was observed to houses and commercial structures. The roofs and portions of roofs were removed from a number of houses. The collapse of some exterior walls was also noted. The damage observed indicated an intensity in the mid to upper range of an EF 2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds estimated to be in the 125-130 mph range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Isolated supercell thunderstorms developed in the early morning hours over sections of southeast Louisiana well in advance of a squall line associated with a strong upper air storm system and cold front moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. These rogue rotating supercell storms produced tornadoes as well as large hail and isolated wind damage. A tornado in Jefferson Parish destroyed 23 houses and damaged 231 others. Tornadoes in Orleans Parish destroyed 32 houses and damaged 295 others.
42.41989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
42.41972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
43.02006-02-02229°57'N / 90°06'W29°57'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00500K0Orleans
 Brief Description: The tornado which moved through the east portions of Metaire continued to move northeast through the Lakeview and Lakefront neighborhoods of New Orleans. The area where the tornado impacted had previously been flooded by Hurricane Katrina, and most homes were unoccupied. Several homes suffered substantial damage to roofs, windows blown out, and power poles blown down. Several two story homes suffered substantial damage to the second floor with roof removed and walls blown out. A large communication tower was toppled at a former state policebuilding. The tornado moved into Lake Pontchartrain as a waterspout.
43.61964-10-03229°58'N / 90°07'W30°02'N / 90°01'W7.70 Miles83 Yards022.5M0Orleans
43.61972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
43.72007-02-13229°54'N / 90°07'W2.00 Miles50 Yards092.0M0KJefferson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado moved along a northerly path from Lapalco Boulevard to the Mississippi River roughly following Avenue C and Avenue D. Significant damage was observed to residential and commercial structures that indicated an intensity in the mid to upper range of an EF 2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds estimated to be in the 125-130 mph range. Some of the most impressive structural damage observed was to an older, two story motel building which had its roof removed and a portion of the second floor walls caved in. The tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Orleans Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Isolated supercell thunderstorms developed in the early morning hours over sections of southeast Louisiana well in advance of a squall line associated with a strong upper air storm system and cold front moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. These rogue rotating supercell storms produced tornadoes as well as large hail and isolated wind damage. A tornado in Jefferson Parish destroyed 23 houses and damaged 231 others. Tornadoes in Orleans Parish destroyed 32 houses and damaged 295 others.
44.01951-09-27229°52'N / 90°08'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Jefferson
44.11961-09-10229°42'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01625K0St. Mary
44.31984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
44.61983-04-22229°54'N / 90°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Jefferson
45.32007-02-13230°00'N / 90°03'W30°01'N / 90°01'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1101.0M0KOrleans
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just south of the intersections of Franklin Avenue and Prentiss Street and moved east northeast across the southern portion of Pontchartrain Park to the Industrial Canal. Roofs were blown off of several homes and the upper portions of two story houses were partially collapsed. One fatality occurred when a travel trailer was destroyed and the 86 year old occupant was fatally injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Isolated supercell thunderstorms developed in the early morning hours over sections of southeast Louisiana well in advance of a squall line associated with a strong upper air storm system and cold front moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. These rogue rotating supercell storms produced tornadoes as well as large hail and isolated wind damage. A tornado in Jefferson Parish destroyed 23 houses and damaged 231 others. Tornadoes in Orleans Parish destroyed 32 houses and damaged 295 others.
45.71981-06-22229°57'N / 90°03'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Orleans
46.11974-11-20230°38'N / 90°11'W30°35'N / 90°05'W7.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
46.51961-04-09230°42'N / 90°30'W30°50'N / 90°08'W23.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
46.91972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa
47.11989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
47.31961-11-22229°27'N / 90°36'W29°38'N / 90°33'W13.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Terrebonne
47.71953-07-17229°57'N / 90°02'W30°01'N / 89°58'W6.40 Miles33 Yards02250K0Orleans
48.01970-03-17329°42'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0St. Mary
48.01964-10-03429°36'N / 90°22'W1.50 Miles67 Yards221652.5M0Lafourche
48.51995-05-08229°57'N / 90°00'W0.80 Mile40 Yards00250K0St. Bernard
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down briefly overturning eight railroad tank cars and heavily damaging several commercial buildings. Property damage was estimated. Tornado path width and length estimated. St Tammany Parish
48.81992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
49.31987-02-15230°52'N / 90°30'W30°54'N / 90°28'W3.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Tangipahoa
49.81957-03-21329°30'N / 90°36'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Terrebonne


* 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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