Ever check see if there's ever been a hurricane that shared your name? You can find a list here to start your research. For my search, although my real name is Laura, I have always gone by Laurie.
Hurricane Laurie was a category 2 hurricane in late October of 1969. While Laurie's winds did actually reach 105 mph, mostly Laurie spun herself in circles over the Gulf of Mexico. Two months after the utter devastation wrought by Hurricane Camille, Hurricane Laurie must have seemed a trifle, an annoyance. Just a lot of wind with nothing to show for it.
The parallels are inescapable.