Hurricane Audrey: The Deadly Storm of 1957 (Google eBook)

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Cathy Post's story of Hurricane Audrey is among the most gripping I've ever read. Once I started I couldn't put it down. Audrey was one of the most devastating and tragic hurricanes in US history, yet it has received little attention outside the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast region. I was an 11 year old resident of near-by Port Arthur, Texas at the time. Although we were little affected directly, because of our proximity, as well as close family and cultural ties, we were all too aware of the tragedy and sheer horror of what happened to the people of SW Louisiana. The events of that day in June 1957 have never left my mind even after more than 50 years. Ms. Post's re-telling is so graphic, yet respectful, at times I had to stop reading to compose myself. She is to be congratulated for writing such a compelling book that re-lives an event that few today were alive to witness.
J.Edward de Steiguer. Tucson, AZ
 

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the real ordeals and aftermaths of a hurricane that many do not know about,once you start reading this book you wont be able to stop,and could actually be right along side the survivors struggling through their live threatening ordeals

Contents

Monday June 24 1957Birth of a Storm
19
TuesdayLife Before Audrey
33
WednesdayThe BestLaid Plans
53
ThursdayThe Lost Hours
85
ThursdayThe Eye Moves Ashore
159
FridayGone Gone Everythings Gone
195
Life After Audrey
241
Epilog
291
Acknowledgments
305
SaffirSimpson Scale
309
Recommended Reading
313
Bibliography
314
Index
317
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