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Pat Shingleton: "Audrey was the Name"

9 months ago Friday, June 27, 2014 4:35:13 PM CDT June 27, 2014 Friday, June 27 2014 Jun 27, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column

From history books to stories that were passed down from parents and grandparents, many will remember June 27, 1957. As noted in a previous column, the early season storm blasted the Louisiana-Texas border with a 12 foot storm surge. Extensive flooding and damage occurred in Cameron Parish and sections of Vermillion, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes with gusts of 180 miles per hour. With at least 500 deaths, Audrey set a record for the most storm deaths in the month of June. The storm is also noted as being the strongest storm to make landfall within the United States and one of only two major hurricanes to make landfall in the month of June. Another subtle reminder that it only takes one storm to reactivate memories-Katrina, Andrew, Gustav.

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