Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:26 PM by Pat Shingleton
In late October and early November, the Gulf Coast region typically experiences more thunderstorm activity. One reason is the transition from a tropical weather scenario to increasing frontal passages. The interaction of strong systems and lingering humidity - fire-off storms. On October 29, 2002, a twister hit a section of southeast Baton Rouge, leveling trees and damaging roofs and straight-line winds caused additional damage in Pearl River County, On November 15, 2006, severe storms created rotation to produce a series of tornadoes tracking from Lake Pontchartrain. Touchdowns occurred in Greensburg and Tylertown with a fatality in Montpelier. On November 24, 2004 straight line winds here, sped eastward to Slidell damaging 152 homes. Finally, a strong tornado damaged 70 homes and 4 buildings in Covington on November 21, 1997.