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Hurricanes and flooding in Houma around 1897-99?

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Hurricanes and flooding in Houma around 1897-99?

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 3:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone have information about a hurricane that made landfall in Louisiana in September 1897? On a meteorology site, I found it identified as Hurricane 2. It appears to be the only major storm that hit the Louisiana coast that season. I am seeking any information about flooding or tidal surges in the Houma/Bayou Black area around that time. Supposedly, my great-aunt Louise Lancon (b. 1895, Houma area) drowned in a flood around that time (1897-1899) and was never found. She does not appear in the 1900 US Census, so we know it was not related to the great Galveston storm of 1900. I have not been able to find any record of her death. Any information at all would be helpful.
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anneichhorn 25 Feb 2012 10:12PM GMT 
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