With 61 days left in hurricane season 2012, October remains a vulnerable month for destructive tropical systems. As noted in previously, on Oct. 3, 1964, Hurricane Hilda killed 16 Louisiana residents, and after moving inland, tornadoes killed 22 more in Larose. In 1999, October hurricanes Mitch, Joyce, Keith and Irene caused extensive damage. Opal came on the heels of Elena, causing a double punch to Pensacola, Fla. The Oct. 2, 1915, hurricane moved from Mobile to Tangipahoa Parish and Baton Rouge, while the Oct. 10, 1937, hurricane began in the Yucatan, slid into Texas and tracked east into Baton Rouge. On Oct. 28, 1985, Hurricane Juan did the loop-dee-loop, hitting Vermilion Parish. On this date in 2002, we were preparing for Lili, which went through Lafayette.
Fastcast: Much nicer.