::1812 Louisiana hurricane


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 1812 Louisiana Hurricane was a major hurricane that struck New Orleans, Louisiana, during the War of 1812. It was the worst storm of the early history of New Orleans and was very likely the hurricane which made the closest landfall known to have an impact on the city.<ref name="Mock2008">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>

It was first observed in the eastern Caribbean Sea on August 12 as a tropical disturbance, which later affected Jamaica as a tropical storm. After entering the Gulf of Mexico, it intensified into a hurricane, with winds estimated at over {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}. The circulation affected areas from the Florida Panhandle to Natchez in the Mississippi Territory, but the worst effects were in the New Orleans area. There were around 100 deaths, many of them due to drowning.

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