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A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Louisiana In 1965 And No One Saw It Coming

Louisiana is no stranger to hurricanes—but we haven’t always had as much preparation time for the storms as we do now. Perhaps no other storm taught us this more than Hurricane Betsy which hit in 1965 and changed Louisiana forever.

Were you alive during Hurricane Betsy? What do you remember about it? Let us know about your experiences in the comments below. We love to hear your experiences and thoughts! Thanks for sharing.

Kezia Kamenetz
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting