25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew striking South Florida

In the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, Category-Five Hurricane Andrew roared across southern Florida leaving behind a trail of devastation that stunned the nation.  Andrew was the first hurricane of this ferocity to hit the continental United States since Hurricane Camille in 1969, and repercussions of its landfall were felt in the world …

55th Anniversary of Hurricane Carla

  On September 11, 1961, Hurricane Carla made landfall at Port O'Connor, Texas, bringing storm surge, torrential rains, high wind gusts and tornadoes to northern Texas and Louisiana.  Carla was the first tropical cyclone to have its entire life history recorded by research flights. Carla formed from a persistent area of disturbed weather in the …

100th Anniversary of the Great New Orleans hurricane

Early on the morning of September 29, 1915, a major hurricane struck Grand Isle, LA, causing wide-spread damage throughout New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta region.  The storm was first detected when it passed through the Windward Islands on the evening of Sept. 21st.  The US Weather Bureau (USWB) was able to track the storms …