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.

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