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Wiergate, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #150

Wiergate, TX

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

Wiergate, TX

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, #1326

Wiergate, TX

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 1,764 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wiergate, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:49
Dust Storm:0Flood:115Hail:576Heat:7Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:20
Thunderstorm Winds:893Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:10Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:9

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wiergate, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Wiergate, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 57 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wiergate, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.51999-03-02330°56'N / 93°51'W30°54'N / 93°49'W3.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Newton
 Brief Description: The Holly Springs tornado moved into Newton County, tearing up the Baptist Encampment community. A mobile home was flipped over 100 feet, ejecting three people. One young girl escaped with no injuries after being thrown over 50 feet from the home. Two trucks were flipped over in their driveways and a car was moved at least 15 feet. One couple sitting on the couch in the TV watched their wood-framed home fall apart around them, and miraculously walk away.
15.21999-03-02330°54'N / 93°54'W30°48'N / 93°47'W9.00 Miles500 Yards13500K0Jasper
 Brief Description: The strongest tornado of the evening developed a mile northwest of Holly Springs. Moving southeast at 50 mph, this fast moving storm damaged or destroyed over 25 homes and a church. The worst damage was done in Holly Springhs, where a brick home lost its roof and portions of two walls. This is where the elderly woman was fatally injured. Several vehicles were picked up and rolled over. This storm moved into Newotn County, producing more injuries and damages. F84PH
18.71966-08-12231°20'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Sabine
20.11975-05-07231°20'N / 93°40'W000K0Sabine
20.22003-11-17231°08'N / 93°29'W31°09'N / 93°28'W1.00 Mile20 Yards001.0M0Newton
 Brief Description: Seven homes were destroyed, and 11 were damaged from a short-lived tornado on River Road just below the Toledo Bend Dam.
20.41959-04-08231°18'N / 94°01'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Sabine
21.92004-11-23230°43'N / 93°51'W30°47'N / 93°44'W9.00 Miles500 Yards00250K1.0MNewton
 Brief Description: The tornado moved across mainly rural areas of Newton County, but the storm did destroy or damage between 5 and 10 homes near the Pine Grove community. The timber industry saw a continued large loss of income due to trees blown down.
27.41997-10-23230°43'N / 93°34'W30°46'N / 93°31'W4.00 Miles200 Yards04500K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down around 3 miles southwest of Merryville along Highway 389 at 8:25 pm, and moved directly through the center of the town before dissipating 1 mile northeast of Merryville. Around ninety homes and businesses received some kind of damage. Most of the damage occurred when large trees fell on homes. Twelve permanent single family homes and fifteen mobile homes were destroyed. The most devastating damage occurred on Cooper Road, where several mobile homes were either picked up or rolled. People in the mobile homes survived by going to their bathrooms and covering up with blankets. Five minor injuries were reported; they were all treated and released from a local hospital.
27.71954-04-15230°40'N / 93°51'W30°40'N / 93°50'W1.30 Miles200 Yards003K0Newton
27.91961-04-09230°40'N / 93°52'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Newton
28.01967-10-30230°40'N / 93°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
28.41974-03-20331°21'N / 94°00'W31°35'N / 93°50'W18.90 Miles77 Yards000K0Sabine
28.62004-11-23230°39'N / 94°00'W30°42'N / 93°55'W6.00 Miles500 Yards00250K1.0MJasper
 Brief Description: A second tornado formed near Kirbyville, narrowly missing downtown, but it did hit the community of Bon Ami. Around 10 to 15 homes were damaged or destroyed, and another large hit to the timber industry occurred with many trees blown down. This tornado crosses into Newton County.
31.61974-01-19331°18'N / 94°16'W0.80 Mile400 Yards020K0San Augustine
32.41974-10-28231°09'N / 93°16'W0.20 Mile100 Yards012250K0Vernon
32.41982-05-13230°35'N / 94°00'W30°39'N / 93°55'W6.50 Miles60 Yards00250K0Jasper
33.42002-03-30231°21'N / 94°19'W31°27'N / 94°07'W15.20 Miles220 Yards0000San Augustine
 Brief Description: Numerous trees snapped and felled along the extreme western portion of the track. A few power lines were also toppled northeast of Townsend. This tornado moved into San Augustine County, TX from Nacogdoches County, TX, Angelina County, TX and Polk County, TX.
33.51961-03-17230°25'N / 93°27'W31°00'N / 93°24'W40.40 Miles283 Yards00250K0Calcasieu
33.91974-03-20331°32'N / 93°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Sabine
34.71974-03-20331°31'N / 94°07'W31°32'N / 93°59'W8.20 Miles100 Yards040K0San Augustine
34.91973-12-03230°50'N / 93°17'W1.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Beauregard
34.91976-03-30231°19'N / 93°24'W31°22'N / 93°13'W11.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Vernon
35.01999-01-29230°37'N / 94°11'W30°41'N / 94°06'W6.00 Miles400 Yards0020K0Tyler
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across rural sections of eastern Tyler County, tearing up a large swath of trees and damaging a few out buildings. Some trees were as wide as 15 feet across and 100 feet tall. This tornado moved into rural sections of Jasper County.
35.21972-11-13231°03'N / 94°25'W31°05'N / 94°23'W3.30 Miles100 Yards20250K0Angelina
37.01982-05-13330°30'N / 94°03'W30°37'N / 93°57'W8.50 Miles150 Yards11250K0Jasper
38.11991-02-19231°32'N / 94°09'W31°35'N / 94°03'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0San Augustine
38.41954-04-30231°30'N / 93°36'W31°35'N / 93°20'W16.70 Miles100 Yards1625K0Sabine
38.82002-03-30231°19'N / 94°26'W31°21'N / 94°20'W7.50 Miles440 Yards001.2M0Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines broken, snapped and pulled out of the ground along the track. Numerous homes and business were severely damaged or destroyed. This tornado moved into Nacogdoches County, TX from Polk County, TX and Angelina County, TX then continued northeast into San Augustine County, TX.
38.81976-03-30231°16'N / 93°21'W31°22'N / 93°05'W17.20 Miles77 Yards02250K0Vernon
38.92004-11-23230°31'N / 94°04'W30°34'N / 94°01'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00250K1.0MJasper
 Brief Description: As the tornado moved into rural sections of Jasper County, it snapped numerous trees, causing a large loss to the timber industry. Several homes were destroyed, but no one was injured.
39.11954-04-30231°22'N / 94°28'W31°33'N / 94°06'W25.10 Miles883 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
39.31991-02-19331°30'N / 94°15'W31°33'N / 94°09'W5.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0San Augustine
40.32003-11-26230°45'N / 93°19'W30°51'N / 93°05'W16.00 Miles100 Yards051.0M0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A long-lasting tornado tore across northern Beauregard Parish, staying in mainly rural areas. The worst damage occurred along Highway 26 east of DeRidder, where two mobile homes were flipped over. Debris was strewn for over a half mile. One person was injured after he was thrown from the mobile home. In the Longacre community, a family of 4 climbed into a homemade storm cellar, moments before the tornado destroyed their home. They received minro bumps and brusies when the roof of the storm cellar lifted off and debris landed on them. This tornado continued into Vernon Parish.
40.61957-04-03231°37'N / 94°03'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Shelby
41.01967-02-20230°49'N / 94°26'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Tyler
41.21976-03-30231°22'N / 93°13'W31°23'N / 93°12'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sabine
41.51983-05-19331°36'N / 93°32'W31°37'N / 93°28'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Sabine
41.51974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°43'N / 93°26'W26.00 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Sabine
42.01957-11-16331°34'N / 93°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Sabine
43.01968-04-21231°12'N / 94°31'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Angelina
43.11989-06-07230°41'N / 93°14'W30°43'N / 93°12'W5.00 Miles77 Yards06250K0Beauregard
43.71992-11-21231°12'N / 93°08'W31°16'N / 93°03'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Vernon
43.81983-12-10231°12'N / 94°41'W31°14'N / 94°22'W18.00 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Angelina
44.42004-11-23230°29'N / 94°10'W30°31'N / 94°09'W3.00 Miles600 Yards10500K0Hardin
 Brief Description: A second tornado touched down in northeastern Hardin County, was was witnessed by many people. Residents could see both tornadoes on the ground for a brief time. One elderly woman was killed when several large trees fell on the mobile home she was in. Between 10 and 20 homes were damaged or destroyed, mainly near Highway 92 near the Hardin-Tyler county line. F77MH
44.91993-04-07230°25'N / 93°40'W30°40'N / 93°03'W43.00 Miles100 Yards05500K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A cluster of thunderstorms produced a tornado that moved along an intermittent path that began 10 miles southwest of Fields. The tornado moved northeast through Fields and Singer then turned east before ending in Dry Creek. A damage survey conducted by the Beauregard Parish emergency manager showed that 3 single family homes were destroyed, 4 single family homes, 5 mobile homes and 2 businesses received major damage, and 8 single family homes, and 5 mobile homes suffered minor damage. The majority of this property damage was in the Singer and Dry Creek areas where 5 people were injured. In addition, the tornado destroyed hundreds of trees.
45.21975-04-29230°56'N / 93°11'W30°56'N / 92°56'W14.80 Miles50 Yards28250K0Vernon
45.61999-03-02231°37'N / 94°14'W31°37'N / 94°14'W5.50 Miles150 Yards00100K0San Augustine
 Brief Description: This was a continuation of the Nacogdoches tornado. Damage was mainly forestry consisting of numerous trees fallen and limbs snapped. Three homes had major roof damage and a carport was completely destroyed. Two large bails of rain saturated hay (Approximately 1500 lbs each dry weight) were moved about 25 yards.
45.81967-01-26231°24'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Grant
47.21993-04-14231°37'N / 93°26'W31°38'N / 93°15'W10.00 Miles125 Yards035.0M500KSabine And Natchitoches
47.31999-01-02230°21'N / 93°58'W30°26'N / 93°54'W8.00 Miles800 Yards1101.3M0Jasper
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado moved across southern Jasper County. At least 15 homes were destroyed, 20 received major damage, and 10 received minor damage. The worst hit area was Callier Loop, south of Buna. The fatality occurred here. A tied down mobile home rolled over at least five times, ejecting a man 100 yards and a woman 500 yards. The man received a broken back and other serious injuries, while the woman died a few days later from a broken neck, back, and internal injuries. Debris from this home was spread over a mile across the fields. Brick walls were cracked in permanent homes, pickup trucks were lifted in the air and pushed 20 feet from where they originally were parked, and any mobile home situated lengthwise north to south was rolled over and destroyed. There were several stories of people being ejected from their mobile homes, and walking away with minor injuries. This tornado moved into Newton County. Total path length for both Jasper and Newton Counties is 12.5 miles. F55MH
47.51959-06-03230°27'N / 93°27'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
47.91999-01-02230°50'N / 93°04'W30°53'N / 93°00'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0050K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: This tornado originally touched down 4 miles west of Sugartown, damaging one home. it continued northeast and intersected Highway 113 near the Whiskey Chitto Creek bridge. A large swath of large trees were sheared off and twisted. A few homes in this area received roof damage. A large trampoline was found 20 feet in the air, wrapped around a tree.
48.01983-12-10230°30'N / 94°33'W30°34'N / 94°06'W26.00 Miles700 Yards042.5M0Tyler
48.21950-02-12331°38'N / 93°39'W31°50'N / 93°28'W17.60 Miles100 Yards525250K0Sabine
48.72002-03-30331°07'N / 94°46'W31°20'N / 94°27'W24.30 Miles440 Yards065.0M0Angelina
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines broken, snapped, and pulled out of the ground along the entire track. Several barns were severely damaged and numerous homes were with missing roofs while others suffered severe roof and structural damage. South of the Ora Community one house was totally blown off its foundation and destroyed. This tornado moved into Angelina County, TX from Polk County, TX and continued into Nacogdoches County, TX and San Augustine County, TX.
48.81974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°47'N / 92°58'W23.10 Miles77 Yards018250K0Natchitoches
49.42004-11-23231°19'N / 93°04'W31°22'N / 93°00'W10.00 Miles600 Yards03500K0Vernon
 Brief Description: A strong tornado formed in rural sections of Vernon Parish, blowing down many trees and power lines, before hitting the small community of Hutton. 10 to 15 homes were damaged or destroyed. Several people were injured, none seriously.

* 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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