Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:45 PM by Pat Shingleton
With 61 days in Hurricane Season 2013, October remains a vulnerable month for destructive tropical systems. As noted in a previous column, Hurricane Hilda on Oct. 3, 1964 killed 16 Louisiana residents and after moving inland, tornadoes killed 22 more in LaRose. In 1999, October hurricanes: Mitch, Joyce, Keith and Irene causes extensive damage. Opal hit after Elena causing a double punch to Pensacola. The Oct. 2, 1915 Hurricane went from Mobile to Tangipahoa Parish and Baton Rouge while the Oct. 10, 1937 Hurricane began in the Yucatan, slid into Texas and tracked east into Baton Rouge. On Oct. 28, 1985, Hurricane Juan did a "loop-dee-loop" hitting Vermillion Parish. On this date in 2002 we were preparing for Lili, that banged Lafayette.