Tropical Cyclones

Hurricanes, tropical storms and their remains can still cause problems within the state. Even if the center of a tropical storm or hurricane does not directly hit the state, the indirect effects can still have significant impacts. The heavy rain and strong winds can extend over 100 miles from the eye of the storm, and even the remains of a tropical system can still cause damage. Since the 1850s, more than 120 tropical cyclones have struck the Louisiana coastline.

You can learn more about the tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes that have impacted Louisiana by exploring the Historic Hurricane Track Tool, provided by NOAA.

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Did You Know?

While many remember the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina on Louisiana after it made landfall along the Gulf Coast in 2005, there have been many storms that have impacted the state. Hurricane Audrey in 1957 had the highest death toll in modern times in the US from any tropical cyclone (526 in Cameron). Louisiana felt the impacts from Hurricane Camille in 1969, Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Hurricane Rita (also in 2005), and Hurricane Ike in 2008.