Hurricane Audrey

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  1. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Came ashore over Cameron on this date in 1957. I was about 50 miles inland from Cameron and the eye passed over us. I remember the intense rain and of course the wind. I don't know that they ever came up with an exact death toll for Cameron and the surrounding area. I remember hearing estimates of over 600 fatalities.
     
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    We lived in New Orleans. I was only 5 but remember my parents staying up all night to see where it went.
     
  3. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    Dad always references audrey when talking about storms. To him it is the standard by which all are measured.
     
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    I was still the wild in my dads eye. Good thing he didn't care about sheet stains
     
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    I know the technology is obviously better now, but a June hurricane is kind of rare. You'd think it would only be a Cat 1 or something like that, but it must have packed a punch if it had enough storm surge to kill 600 from one area. It must have hit at night.
     
  6. COTiger

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    It was so long ago, I don't remember what time it came ashore.
    I do remember that the stated reason for so many deaths was that the people along the coast didn't heed the warnings and evacuate.
     
  7. Bengal B

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    That was before they had the technology to track hurricane movements with satellites. I would imagine that the accuracy of the weather reports were pretty sketchy.

    In 1900 a hurricane killed 6000 people in Galveston. Those poor people probably had no idea what they were in store for.
     
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    For mine (and me to some extent; I was 6), it was Camille. Lived in New Orleans, and even with the eye coming ashore 80 miles to the east, it was a mean night.
     
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    I was in Florida when it hit. When we were driving back the Mississippi gulf coast was unrecognizable. You could even tell which town you were in. I remember seeing a large ship that had been pushed ashore by the wind and waves blocking the road and they had built a detour around it.
     
  10. el005639

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    Dad said it's spawned right off shore and came ashore with no warning. But that was 1957 so who really knows.
     

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