On this date in 1918, a Category 3 hurricane made landfall in SW Louisiana, devastating Cameron Parish. 34 fatalities reported. pic.twitter.com/9r11ylcMSM
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) August 6, 2017
1959: Hurricane Dot crossed Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands producing sustained winds of 105 mph with gusts to 125 mph. Over 6 inches of rain fell with over 9 inches on the big island of Hawaii. The sugar cane crop on Kauai sustained $2.7 million in damages.
1993: Virginia experienced its worst tornado outbreak ever as 18 tornadoes ripped through the state in 5 hours. The most devastating tornado caused severe damage in the historic part of Petersburg. The storm then moved onto Pocahontas Island and into Colonial Heights. There, the storm ripped apart a WalMart store, killing three people and injuring nearly 200. The F4 twister was the first known violent tornado in Virginia history. It killed a total of 4 people and injured 246 along its 12-mile path. Total damages were near $50 million.
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) August 6, 2017