Hurricanes and Stormy Weather
M other Nature has had a significant effect on the citizens of St. Charles Parish throughout its history. As early as 1722, one of Mississippi’s most respected historians, Charles Sullivan, wrote in Hurricanes of the Mississippi Gulf Coast that this area had been impacted to varying degrees by hurricanes over the years. Recorded data chronicles the arrival of these storms classified as “Fatal Storms:”
The most intense Atlantic hurricanes on record:
1915 “Great West Indian Hurricane”
Copyright © This text is copyright material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.
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