Pat Shingleton: "September Remembers"
This is the first time since 1992 without a tropical storm in September as we watch a low in the Bahamas that could slide into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Statistically 37% of named storms, 47% of hurricanes and 55% of major hurricanes occur in September. Before "naming" hurricanes, Louisiana storms with September landfalls include: the Sept. 22, 1909 Storm, the Sept. 21, 1947, the Sept. 6, 1949 Storm. All made landfall in close proximity of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Others include: Flossy-Sept. 25, 1956, Fern-Sept. 13, 1971, Carmen-Sept. 9, 1974, Babe-Sept.9, 1977, Elena-Sept. 2, 1985 and Florence-Sept, 9, 1988. Many of our readers remember Sept, 13, 1965 when Betsy hit New Orleans and another September storm, Rita, in 2005.
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