Hurricane Audrey, one of the srongest tropical storms ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, was also among the deadliest tropical cyclones in U.S. history, killing at least 416 people in its devastation of the southwestern Louisiana coast in June 1957.

Once storms develop sustained wind speeds of more than 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph), names are generally assigned to them by weather services. 

Before it became standard practice to give personal first names to tropical cyclones, they were named after places, objects, or the saints’ feast days on which they occurred.