"An Interesting Date..."
For two days in a row, Tangipahoa Parish has been bopped with strong storms that ultimately made their way to Baton Rouge. In other severe weather episodes, tornadoes rarely hit mountainous areas but on June 25, 1960, a twister hit Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, cutting a 100 yard path for two miles. Thirty-four injuries were reported with a destroyed chapel and camping equipment scattered for 14 miles. On June 26, 1969, lightning struck the Lanesboro State Fish Hatchery in Minnesota; 19,000 fish were fried. In Inverness, FL on June 25, '96, a bolt of lightning blasted a backyard clothes-line, sending the charge through a dog leash. Many will remember today's date as Hurricane Audrey gathered momentum in the northwest Gulf of Mexico in 1957.