November 30, 1923

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News from November 30, 1923

News from November 30, 1923 (Buffalo Courier, via Newspapers.com™)

A Devastating Storm Claims Lives in Louisiana

On November 30, 1923, newspapers reported on a devastating storm that had swept through the Little Caillou Bayou section, 16 miles south of Houma, Louisiana, on the 28th. The storm claimed the lives of five individuals, injured five others, and caused significant property damage.

Among the deceased was the family of Ralph Guidry. Guidry, his wife, their ten-year-old son, and one-year-old daughter were killed when their home was destroyed by the storm. The fifth casualty was a twelve-year-old girl, who drowned when a houseboat capsized. Her parents managed to escape. 

The storm also wreaked havoc on the region’s infrastructure. Approximately 25 houses were damaged, including the Lacahe school. The local agriculture was also significantly impacted, with crops suffering extensive damage due to the accompanying rain. The weather bureau reported a rainfall of ten and a half inches between 8 a.m. on the day of the storm and 8 a.m. the following day.

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"November 30, 1923," Newspapers.com Topics (https://www.newspapers.com/topics/century-ago-today/november-1923/november-30-1923/ : accessed February 21, 2024)