Wakefield, LA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Wakefield is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Wakefield is much lower than Louisiana average and is higher than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #475
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
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, #541
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 1,758 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wakefield, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||130||Hail:||377||Heat:||8||Heavy Snow:||7|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||8||Ice Storm:||10||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||10|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,058||Tropical Storm:||10||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||6||Winter Weather:||4|
No volcano is found in or near Wakefield, LA.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Wakefield, LA.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Wakefield, LA.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 48 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wakefield, LA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|9.3||1992-11-21||2||30°52'N / 91°16'W||30°50'N / 91°08'W||4.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||West Feliciana|
|13.8||1954-02-19||2||30°54'N / 91°35'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||1||4||3K||0||West Feliciana|
|15.1||1992-11-21||2||30°50'N / 91°08'W||30°52'N / 91°04'W||9.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||East Feliciana|
|16.4||1986-11-20||2||31°01'N / 91°10'W||31°01'N / 91°04'W||5.00 Miles||173 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Wilkinson|
|18.1||1984-10-14||3||30°43'N / 91°06'W||30°52'N / 91°02'W||11.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||East Feliciana|
|19.5||1984-10-14||3||30°39'N / 91°09'W||30°43'N / 91°06'W||5.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||3||250K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|20.8||1957-11-07||3||30°58'N / 91°42'W||31°00'N / 91°40'W||3.60 Miles||50 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Pointe Coupee|
|21.3||1961-11-13||2||30°36'N / 91°10'W||30°39'N / 91°10'W||3.40 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||250K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|22.8||1989-05-18||2||30°52'N / 91°01'W||30°52'N / 90°55'W||5.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||East Feliciana|
|24.7||1972-02-29||3||30°32'N / 91°23'W||1.00 Mile||200 Yards||0||3||250K||0||West Baton Rouge|
|24.7||1957-10-15||3||30°34'N / 91°44'W||30°39'N / 91°29'W||15.90 Miles||100 Yards||1||19||250K||0||Pointe Coupee|
|26.3||1995-12-17||2||30°33'N / 91°33'W||0.20 Mile||20 Yards||0||1||200K||0||Pointe Coupee|
|Brief Description: Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed, four sustained major damage and two minor damage. A child was injured when struck by a Christmas tree. A National Weather Service official surveyed the damage area.|
|26.9||1989-06-08||2||30°31'N / 91°15'W||30°31'N / 91°11'W||3.50 Miles||60 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||West Baton Rouge|
|27.4||1968-11-30||2||30°48'N / 91°48'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||St. Landry|
|27.5||1989-06-08||2||30°31'N / 91°11'W||30°33'N / 91°06'W||6.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||58||2.5M||0||East Baton Rouge|
|27.9||1990-05-12||2||31°16'N / 91°24'W||31°18'N / 91°05'W||19.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Wilkinson|
|28.8||2001-11-24||2||31°03'N / 91°48'W||31°03'N / 91°48'W||1.00 Mile||10 Yards||0||3||50K||0||Avoyelles|
|Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring 3 people. One man was thrown from the trailer towards the road in front of the house, and his 15 month old daughter was thrown 50 feet to the right of the trailer. A woman was buried in the rubble. All three suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also blown down.|
|31.2||1961-03-30||2||30°57'N / 91°55'W||30°54'N / 91°50'W||6.20 Miles||800 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Avoyelles|
|31.2||1973-04-26||3||30°30'N / 91°05'W||0.30 Mile||70 Yards||0||0||25K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|31.5||1958-11-14||2||30°28'N / 91°09'W||2.00 Miles||17 Yards||0||0||25K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|32.3||1971-09-16||3||30°27'N / 91°02'W||30°33'N / 91°04'W||7.30 Miles||83 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||East Baton Rouge|
|32.7||1989-06-08||2||30°38'N / 90°54'W||30°40'N / 90°51'W||2.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Livingston|
|33.2||1989-06-08||2||30°23'N / 91°24'W||30°26'N / 91°20'W||5.00 Miles||77 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||West Baton Rouge|
|34.4||1989-06-08||2||30°40'N / 90°51'W||30°38'N / 90°50'W||1.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||St. Helena|
|34.6||1983-05-20||3||30°55'N / 91°56'W||2.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Avoyelles|
|35.6||1983-01-31||2||30°23'N / 91°14'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||West Baton Rouge|
|35.6||1975-05-08||2||30°25'N / 91°11'W||30°24'N / 91°05'W||6.20 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||0K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|35.6||1973-12-04||2||30°28'N / 91°10'W||30°42'N / 90°34'W||39.10 Miles||80 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||East Baton Rouge|
|36.5||1989-06-08||2||30°21'N / 91°29'W||30°23'N / 91°24'W||5.00 Miles||77 Yards||2||30||2.5M||0||Iberville|
|36.9||1975-05-08||2||30°45'N / 90°45'W||0||0||0K||0||St. Helena|
|37.9||1974-02-18||2||30°58'N / 91°59'W||0.50 Mile||23 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Avoyelles|
|38.5||1982-09-11||2||31°04'N / 91°58'W||0.80 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Avoyelles|
|38.8||1984-06-07||2||31°02'N / 91°59'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Avoyelles|
|39.1||1965-06-27||2||30°21'N / 91°09'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|39.3||1977-04-20||2||30°25'N / 90°59'W||0.20 Mile||67 Yards||0||1||250K||0||East Baton Rouge|
|40.8||1964-11-27||2||31°08'N / 92°00'W||31°12'N / 91°55'W||6.90 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Avoyelles|
|41.2||1983-02-09||3||30°34'N / 92°00'W||30°34'N / 91°52'W||7.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||St. Landry|
|42.0||1957-10-15||3||30°28'N / 92°05'W||30°34'N / 91°44'W||22.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||10||250K||0||St. Landry|
|42.1||1972-01-04||2||31°21'N / 90°53'W||1.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Franklin|
|42.4||1983-01-31||2||30°28'N / 91°56'W||30°34'N / 91°54'W||7.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||St. Landry|
|44.8||1973-09-05||2||31°31'N / 91°15'W||31°33'N / 91°16'W||2.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||4||25K||0||Madison|
|45.3||1952-04-04||2||30°24'N / 91°55'W||30°24'N / 91°48'W||7.20 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||250K||0||St. Martin|
|45.4||1992-11-21||2||31°28'N / 91°43'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Catahoula|
|45.7||1977-12-13||3||31°02'N / 90°40'W||31°07'N / 90°33'W||9.00 Miles||350 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Amite|
|45.9||1992-11-21||3||31°28'N / 91°43'W||31°30'N / 91°41'W||3.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Concordia|
|46.8||2009-12-24||2||30°46'N / 92°09'W||30°51'N / 92°07'W||6.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||500K||0K||St. Landry|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Whiteville Tornado touched down near Interstate 49 about 2 miles southwest of the community, then moved north-northeastward. Upon reaching Parish Road 5-230, the tornado destroyed an outbuilding and blew down numerous trees along Bayou Boeuf. A home was damaged south of Highway 182 just east of Bayou Boeuf, and two mobile homes received roof damage along Sonnier Road. The tornado then struck the Resurrection Catholic Church, obliterating the building and damaging several tombstones and tombs in the nearby graveyard. A farm located just north of the church received major damage, with one large rice silo blown 50 yards southwestward into the bayou and another rice silo severely damaged. Two tractor trailers at the farm were also damaged, with one blown by the tornado into a jack-knife position, and the other having a large tree fall onto it. Continuing north-northeastward across open fields, the tornado then blew down numerous trees along WPA Road. No damage occurred for the next few miles as the tornado moved across open farmland and crossed into Avoyelles Parish. 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.|
|47.1||1983-01-31||3||30°56'N / 92°10'W||30°59'N / 92°07'W||5.00 Miles||100 Yards||1||2||250K||0||Avoyelles|
|49.6||1973-12-04||2||30°42'N / 90°34'W||30°43'N / 90°31'W||3.60 Miles||80 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Tangipahoa|
* 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.