Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.74 Miles
-- Width 10 Yards
State LOUISIANA
County/Area VERNON
WFO LCH
Report Source Amateur Radio
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-09-12 16:06:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 4SW LACAMP
Begin Lat/Lon 31.13/-92.97
End Date 2008-09-12 16:07:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3SSE HICKS
End Lat/Lon 31.14/-92.98
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Hurricane Ike caused wind damage, storm surge flooding, and tornadoes across southwest Louisiana.
Ike made landfall near Galveston, TX early in the morning on September 13th as a strong category 2 hurricane.
Sustained hurricane force winds were confined to extreme western Cameron Parish. The highest recorded winds in southwest Lousiana were at Lake Charles Regional Airport with sustained winds of 46 kts (53 mph) and gusts of 67 kts (77 mph). The lowest pressure reading occurred at Southland Field near Sulphur, LA, with a low of 994.6 mb.
Several tornadoes were reported across southwest Louisiana. The most significant one was near Mamou, where a home lost its roof, and another 10-15 homes were damaged.
Storm surge was a significant event. Water levels ranged from 14 ft in western Cameron Parish, to 8 ft in St. Mary Parish. This resulted in widespread flooding of the same areas that flooded in Hurricane Rita in 2005. Most of Cameron Parish was under water. Over 3000 homes were flooded. This extended north into Calcasieu Parish, where another 1000 homes flooded in Lake Charles, Westlake, and Sulphur. In Vermilion Parish, at least 1000 homes flooded in Pecan Island, Forked Island, Intracoastal City, and Henry. This extended east into Iberia Parish, where another 1000 homes flooded south of Highway 14 and Highway 90. In St. Mary Parish, some of the worst flooding occurred in Franklin, where a man-made levee failed, flooding over 450 homes.
Maximum storm total rainfall ranged from 6 to 8 inches across Cameron, Calcasieu, and Beauregard Parishes.
No fatalities were reported in southwest Louisiana.
Total property damages, however, were high. Loses are estimated to be almost 420 million dollars across southwest Louisiana. Agricultural loses were over 225 million dollars.
Event Narrative Ham radio operators reported a tornado touch down with no damage.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 413.950M 245.000M
ARNAUDVILLE ST. LANDRY PAR. LA 09/12/2008 05:30 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALCASIEU (ZONE) CALCASIEU (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 150.000M 0.00K
ACADIA (ZONE) ACADIA (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
IBERIA (ZONE) IBERIA (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 75.000M 0.00K
LOWER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) LOWER ST. MARTIN (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 75.000M 0.00K
ST. MARY (ZONE) ST. MARY (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 06:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 75.000M 0.00K
VERMILION (ZONE) VERMILION (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 15:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 2.000M 30.000M
MAMOU EVANGELINE PAR. LA 09/12/2008 15:25 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
RICEVILLE VERMILION PAR. LA 09/12/2008 15:41 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LACAMP VERNON PAR. LA 09/12/2008 16:06 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SLAGLE VERNON PAR. LA 09/12/2008 16:10 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALCASIEU (ZONE) CALCASIEU (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 17:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 10.000M 50.000M
ST. MARY (ZONE) ST. MARY (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 17:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 1.000M 30.000M
JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 17:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 2.000M 30.000M
CAMERON (ZONE) CAMERON (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 19:00 CST-6 Hurricane (typhoon) 0 0 20.000M 25.000M
ACADIA (ZONE) ACADIA (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 21:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 100.00K 30.000M
BEAUREGARD (ZONE) BEAUREGARD (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 21:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 1.000M 10.000M
IBERIA (ZONE) IBERIA (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 21:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 1.000M 30.000M
ALLEN (ZONE) ALLEN (ZONE) LA 09/12/2008 23:00 CST-6 Tropical Storm 0 0 1.000M 10.000M
JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) JEFFERSON DAVIS (ZONE) LA 09/14/2008 06:00 CST-6 Storm Surge/tide 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 413.950M 245.000M