During September-October 1963, Hurricane Flora ravaged the Caribbean and Florida. Due to the devastation in Haiti, especially at Petit-Trou-de-Nippes where the village was about 85 percent destroyed, the U.S. Navy dispatched USS Lake Champlain (CV-39) and USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6) to the area where they flew approximately 271 sorties, evacuated an estimaged 347 people, and airlifted about 330,105 pounds of relief supplies. One-thousand people died in the storm and left hundres homeless. Other ships involved were USS Liddle (APD-60) and USS Muliphen (AKA-61).
The National Museum of the U.S. Navy has the quarterdeck name board of USS Thetis Bay (LPH-6) on display in the Cold War Gallery.