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

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

Earthquake Index, #23

Saucier, MS
0.15
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

Saucier, 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, #418

Saucier, MS
197.63
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 1,905 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Saucier, 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:205Hail:532Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:1,013Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:155 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Saucier, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Saucier, MS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 68 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Saucier, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.01972-05-07230°28'N / 89°03'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Harrison
12.01994-04-12230°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
12.51968-11-03230°48'N / 89°19'W30°48'N / 88°55'W23.70 Miles183 Yards0325K0Stone
13.01980-05-19330°23'N / 89°11'W30°29'N / 89°03'W10.60 Miles800 Yards042.5M0Harrison
13.41985-09-23230°26'N / 89°05'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Harrison
13.42004-11-24230°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.
15.31980-05-16330°22'N / 89°09'W30°27'N / 88°59'W11.50 Miles800 Yards00250K0Harrison
15.71980-04-13330°22'N / 89°06'W30°30'N / 88°53'W15.90 Miles400 Yards02525.0M0Harrison
15.81953-04-04230°51'N / 89°08'W0025K0Stone
16.81967-10-30330°23'N / 89°05'W2.00 Miles400 Yards41725.0M0Harrison
17.91968-11-03330°22'N / 89°05'W2.00 Miles123 Yards050K0Harrison
17.91980-05-19230°27'N / 88°55'W30°29'N / 88°53'W3.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Harrison
18.11980-05-19230°29'N / 88°53'W30°32'N / 88°51'W4.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
19.81972-05-07230°21'N / 89°15'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Harrison
19.91987-11-16230°31'N / 89°29'W30°32'N / 89°26'W3.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Hancock
20.01972-05-07230°20'N / 89°18'W30°23'N / 89°16'W4.30 Miles23 Yards0025K0Harrison
21.01988-03-03230°24'N / 88°54'W1.20 Miles30 Yards00250K0Harrison
21.11982-04-20230°18'N / 89°19'W30°21'N / 89°09'W13.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Harrison
21.71970-02-01230°19'N / 89°14'W2.00 Miles33 Yards030K0Harrison
22.01958-02-26230°25'N / 88°52'W30°25'N / 88°51'W1.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Harrison
22.31977-09-05230°19'N / 89°16'W0.10 Mile77 Yards00250K0Harrison
23.11969-05-08230°53'N / 89°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pearl River
23.41972-05-07230°18'N / 89°20'W30°20'N / 89°18'W3.30 Miles23 Yards0125K0Hancock
23.71968-11-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°48'N / 89°19'W19.80 Miles180 Yards0025K0Pearl River
23.81973-04-07230°28'N / 89°30'W0025K0Hancock
24.01971-05-08230°25'N / 88°49'W0025K0Jackson
25.41977-05-02230°17'N / 89°24'W30°20'N / 89°20'W5.40 Miles20 Yards0025K0Hancock
25.91980-05-19330°14'N / 89°27'W30°23'N / 89°19'W13.10 Miles800 Yards0825.0M0Hancock
26.21985-05-21230°23'N / 88°49'W30°25'N / 88°45'W3.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
26.41982-04-20230°16'N / 89°23'W30°18'N / 89°19'W5.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Hancock
26.71966-04-27230°33'N / 88°42'W0125K0Jackson
26.91972-03-02230°18'N / 89°26'W30°18'N / 89°22'W4.10 Miles200 Yards02250K0Hancock
27.71973-05-26230°42'N / 89°36'W0425K0Pearl River
28.31972-05-07230°51'N / 89°32'W30°54'N / 89°30'W4.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
28.91958-02-26230°25'N / 88°51'W30°39'N / 88°29'W27.10 Miles30 Yards0125K0Jackson
29.41968-11-03231°00'N / 89°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards050K0Pearl River
30.61958-02-26230°48'N / 89°39'W30°59'N / 89°27'W17.40 Miles50 Yards04250K0Pearl River
30.71976-03-27230°54'N / 89°37'W30°59'N / 89°23'W15.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Pearl River
30.91996-02-19230°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.
31.41980-04-13230°14'N / 89°37'W30°22'N / 89°25'W15.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hancock
32.11958-02-26230°59'N / 89°27'W31°03'N / 89°24'W5.70 Miles50 Yards05250K0Lamar
32.11964-10-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°50'N / 89°37'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Pearl River
32.61980-05-19230°50'N / 89°38'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
33.31989-11-22231°03'N / 89°24'W2.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lamar
33.71987-02-15230°29'N / 89°42'W30°31'N / 89°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Pearl River
34.81971-02-12230°44'N / 88°47'W30°59'N / 88°28'W25.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0George
35.91981-02-10230°31'N / 88°33'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Jackson
36.81980-05-19330°54'N / 88°39'W30°57'N / 88°37'W4.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0George
37.51973-04-07230°54'N / 88°36'W003K0George
38.41967-05-02230°54'N / 88°35'W000K0George
38.91972-11-13231°08'N / 89°25'W0.80 Mile50 Yards00250K0Lamar
39.11975-01-10230°30'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile70 Yards00250K0Jackson
39.81982-04-25230°23'N / 88°32'W03250K0Jackson
41.11977-03-28231°12'N / 89°18'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Forrest
41.11977-05-02230°28'N / 88°30'W30°31'N / 88°26'W5.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jackson
42.01971-02-12230°57'N / 88°35'W31°00'N / 88°33'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0George
42.81976-03-27330°58'N / 88°40'W30°59'N / 88°26'W13.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0George
43.02005-01-07231°11'N / 89°27'W31°12'N / 89°25'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00200K0Lamar
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down at Hayden Road and Purvis Oloh Road and tracked north-northeast for 3 miles before lifting near Highway 589, 3 miles north of Purvis. The track basically was along Hayden Road and it was this area that receive the most significant damage. Six homes sustained minor to major roof damage and dozens of trees were uprooted and snapped. The worst damaged was to a home that lost most of its roof and second floor.
43.91961-09-11230°20'N / 89°46'W30°20'N / 89°50'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0St. Tammany
45.91971-02-26231°10'N / 88°42'W000K0Greene
45.92004-11-24230°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.
46.01971-02-12231°00'N / 88°33'W31°03'N / 88°30'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
46.91961-02-21230°57'N / 89°50'W0.80 Mile283 Yards09250K0Washington
48.12006-10-17231°18'N / 89°20'W31°18'N / 89°19'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00700K0KLamar
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado briefly touched down in the Oak Grove Community and was on the ground for 3/4 of a mile. Two homes had nearly the entire roof torn off and large wooden boards were wedged into the ground. Portions of awning were blown a mile away. Seven other homes sustained minor damage within the brief path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant heavy rain and flash flooding event occurred on October 16 and into the first part of October 17. The event was set up by an anomalous pool of tropical type moisture (300% of normal) over the western Gulf of Mexico which was then pulled northward by strong low level winds in advance of a westward moving upper level disturbance. There were several other factors in play which contributed to the large amounts of rain, such as a northward moving warm front and a building upper ridge over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The warm front helped lift the air while the building upper ridge served to weaken the westward moving upper disturbance. This then caused the progression of the heavy convective rains to slow and dump tremendous amounts of rain from southeast Texas to north and central Louisiana and then into west-central Mississippi. By late evening, dry mid level air began pushing east from Texas and allowed the heavy rain shield to move and exit the region by early Tuesday morning. Heavy rains were not the only weather type during this event, a couple of tornadoes occurred along with scattered reports of wind damage. What makes this event rare is that such a large area received 6 to 10 inches of rain and an even larger area received 4 to 6 inches. Embedded in that swath, a few locations in northern and central Louisiana received a whopping 12 to 17 inches! During this time of year, these kinds of rains usually occur from slow moving tropical cyclones, not from a warm front and westward moving upper disturbance. The result of all this rain was numerous reports of flash flooding, some even significant, across northeast Louisiana and west-central Mississippi. This event will go down in the record books for the amount of real estate covered by heavy rainfall and the several locations that measured extreme amounts.
48.11982-11-30231°05'N / 89°45'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Marion
49.31982-05-07331°17'N / 89°15'W31°23'N / 89°09'W8.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Forrest
49.71977-02-23231°09'N / 88°42'W31°10'N / 88°28'W13.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Greene
50.01983-03-20331°09'N / 88°34'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Greene


* 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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