Baton Rouge is sometimes host to the intriguing meteorological phenomenon of the tropical cyclone. Better known as hurricanes, these beasts can pack quite a punch. On this page we'll include information on how to best prepare for visitation by one of these creatures, and how to deal with the aftermath.

Some general knowledge about these guys

Hurricane season is in the late summer.

Notable hurricanes

  • Gustav (2008)
  • Katrina (2005)
  • Rita (2005)
  • Lili (2002)
  • Andrew (1992)

Notable tropical storms

  • Lee (2011)
  • Isidore (2002)
  • Allison (2001)

The National Hurricane Center hosts a good hurricane/tropical storm archive -


Hurricane Resources (from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library) National Hurricane Center