Hurricane Audrey: The Deadly Storm of 1957

Hurricane Audrey: The Deadly Storm of 1957

by Cathy Post
     
 

A DIGNIFIED, SPELLBINDING ACCOUNT OF ONE OF THE WORST NATURAL DISASTERS IN LOUISIANA HISTORY

"Cathy Cagle Post, a native but only a child at the time, brings Hurricane Audrey to life again. Reading this book raised the level of appreciation for the people of the Gulf Coast--their love for each other, the land, their culture, their faith, and their

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A DIGNIFIED, SPELLBINDING ACCOUNT OF ONE OF THE WORST NATURAL DISASTERS IN LOUISIANA HISTORY

"Cathy Cagle Post, a native but only a child at the time, brings Hurricane Audrey to life again. Reading this book raised the level of appreciation for the people of the Gulf Coast--their love for each other, the land, their culture, their faith, and their strength!"
--Sen. Willie L. Mount (LA)

"A compelling page turner . . . her chilling historical narrative sweeps us into its black waters along with the six families fighting for survival. . . . I could not put the book down."
--E. R. Jung, author of %iTestimonial to a Habit%r

"I could even hear the wind again as I relived the gruesome events of that day, and I thank God for the life he has given me. So many died . . . why were we spared?"
--Elaine Broussard Trahan, Hurricane Audrey survivor

Few people who saw Hurricane Audrey's fifty-foot tidal wave lived to tell of it. Indeed, the events surrounding Hurricane Audrey were so horrific that three generations were left emotionally scarred--and for over thirty years most of the survivors found it too painful to speak of their ordeal, until now.

At dawn on June 27, 1957, the hurricane slammed into the sleeping Gulf Coast twelve hours ahead of its predicted landfall. Residents were poised to evacuate, but the early arrival of this category-four storm resulted in a massive death toll of more than five hundred people--almost two hundred of them children.

This nonfiction narrative reads like a suspense novel, revealing previously untold details of Hurricane Audrey at a gale-force pace.

A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Post has retired to Las Vegas. Her family is one of the six chronicled in this true account. This is her first book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589804586
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Hurricane Ser.
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,346,919
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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