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Audrey made landfall 56 years ago Thursday

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Cameron Parish, 1957 (Source: McNeese Archives) Cameron Parish, 1957 (Source: McNeese Archives)
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Hurricane Audrey made landfall 56 years ago Thursday.

Southwest Louisiana's most devastating hurricane killed hundreds of people in the U.S. Many were also injured.

Audrey arrived early on June 27, 1957.

Audrey surprised forecasters and Cameron parish residents, who were told they had a few more hours to evacuate.

The hurricane devastated the parish. A massive surge was spread across the Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas coastline.

The hurricane had sustained winds of 145 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph. Lake Charles felt 69 mph winds, and 72 mph winds were measured in Beaumont.

The Cameron Parish Police Jury has a photo gallery of Audrey's impact. You can view that HERE.

Also, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has information on the hurricane HERE.

You can send your historical photos to us at AllKPLCNewMedia@kplctv.com.

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