Grand Isle’s Hurricane History

grand isle hurricanes

1855-present

By Alaina Pitre, staff writer

As a barrier island, many storms have hit Grand Isle. The following are a list of major hurricanes, categories 3-5, that have affected the island since 1855.

1855 Category 3
Unnamed

Winds: 125mph

1856 Category 4
Last Island hurricane or Great Storm of 1865

Winds: 150 mph
Fatalities: 200

1860 Category 4
Unnamed

Winds: 150 mph
Fatalities: 47
Damage: $250,000+

1893 Category 4
Cheniere Caminada hurricane or Great October storm

Winds: 130 mph
Fatalities: estimated 2,000
Damage: $5 million

1909 Category 3
Unnamed

Winds: 120 mph
Fatalities: 400+
Damage: $11 million

1919 Category 3
Unnamed

Winds: 100 mph
Fatalites: 34
Damage: $12.5 million

1926 Category 3
Unnamed

Winds: 115 mph
Fatalities: 25
Damage: $6 million

1964 Category 4
Hilda

Winds: 140 mph
Fatalities: 38
Damage: $126 Million

1965 Category 4
Betsy

Winds: 140
Fatalities: 81
Damage: $1.42 billion

1974 Category 4
Carmen

Winds: 150 mph
Fatalities: “several”
Damage: $162 million

1985 Category 2
Elena

Winds: 125 mph
Fatalities: 8
Damage: $1.3 billion

1992 Category 5
Andrew

Winds: 175 mph
Fatalities: 65
Damage: $27.3 billion

2005 Category 5
Katrina

Winds: 175 mph
Fatalities: 1,836
Damage: $125 billion

2008 Category 4
Gustav

Winds: 155 mph
Fatalities: 122 direct, 41 indirect
Damage: $8.31 billion

2020 Category 4
Laura

Winds: 150 mph
Fatalities: 47 direct, 34 indirect
Damage: $19.1 billion+

2021 Category 4
Ida

Winds: 150 mph
Fatalities: 107
Damage: $75.25 billion