DuBos: The hurricane season in southeast Louisiana is never over
NEW ORLEANS – Do you remember when after almost a year of Covid and the busiest hurricane season ever, we couldn’t wait for the end of 2020? Today the 2021 hurricane season is “officially” over, but it’s not like we can relax. For the second year in a row we have exhausted the regular list of storm names. Fortunately the tropics are calm at the moment, but the first storm of the year came early – Ana, on May 22nd. Scientists say that more storms and longer hurricane seasons are likely in our future.
And even if we don’t prepare for a short-term evacuation, southern Louisiana has to contend with the aftermath of hurricanes year round. From FEMA residues to insurance company runs, we’re constantly in hurricane season.