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1856 Last Island hurricane

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1856 Last Island Hurricane

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Aug 10 The Hero of Last Island

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KCM Relief Team Ministers in Lake Charles Following Hurricane Laura

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"The Forgotten Storm Hurricane Laura" - Hurricane Laura Category 4 (150mph)

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Here's how Hurricane Laura made history

The 1856 Last Island hurricane was one of the deadliest tropical cyclones recorded for Louisiana. The first known tropical cyclone of the season, it was observed first as a minimal hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico near Dry Tortugas on August 9.
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