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Pat Shingleton: "September Storms-The Big One..."

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago September 12, 2013 Sep 12, 2013 Thursday, September 12 2013 September 12, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Humberto became the second latest storm of the season by a few hours. Statistically, 37% of all named storms, 47% of all named hurricanes and 55% of all major hurricanes occur in September. Before the "naming" of hurricanes, Louisiana storms with September landfalls include: Sept. 22,1909 Storm, Sept. 21, 1947 Storm and Sept. 6, 1949 Storm. All made landfall within 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 on Sept. 9, 1988. Many of our readersmay remember September 13, 1965 when Betsy hit New Orleans and on the heels of Katrina, Rita in 2005. The worst Baton Rouge, Sept. Storm - Gustav...

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