The Great October Storm of 1893, also known as the Caminada Hurricane, was a Category 4. It hit the island of Cheniere Caminada off the coast of Louisiana, killing 1,100 to 2,000 and wiping the entire community off the map save for a single damaged home.
On Sunday, October 1st, 1893 one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States occurred in Louisiana. The Storm, or the Hurricane of 1893 destroyed the tiny island of Cheniere Caminada, killing about half of its inhabitants.
Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Chenière Caminada hurricane, also known as the Great October Storm, was a powerful hurricane that devastated the island of Chenière Caminada, Louisiana in early October 1893.
Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 19th-smallest by area and the 25th most populous of the 50 U.S. states. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state’s capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.