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Pat Shingleton: "August, September-Rough Months..."

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Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:52 PM by Pat Shingleton

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We'll watch three areas, one in the Gulf and two systems in the Atlantic. The months August and September hold the distinction as the worst months for hurricanes and tropical storms for Louisiana. On August 26, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall 20 miles southwest of Morgan City. It ranked number 4 as the most intense land falling United States hurricane, based upon its central pressure. The "Labor Day" Hurricane of 1935 ranks number one. On August 17, 1969, Hurricane Camille ranked second, when it lashed Plaquemines Parish. Its center of circulation made official landfall in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Prior to Katrina, Camille was considered the comparative storm or "benchmark" hurricane whereby other Gulf Coast storms were measured.

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