Louisiana Bracing for Possible Tropical Disturbance

Louisianans should never forget that preparing early for a storm is the best thing to do. NEWS15 spoke to one evacuee who says this hurricane season has taught her a lot.

Posted: Sep 6, 2021 6:50 PM
Updated: Sep 7, 2021 9:25 AM

Lafayette, LA -  Peak hurricane season is just days away, and thoughts of another storm being not too far heading our way can be a little scary to think about. As louisiana tries to recover from Hurricane Ida, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that residents might want to brace themselves for yet another storm forming in the gulf. 

"During all that time its technically possible and even outside of that as we've seen in some years that tropical systems will affect us here in Acadiana.", says Storm Track 15 Meteorologist Adam Oliver says, it's best to be prepared throughout the entire season.

Photo courtesy of Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

"Now especially since we've gotten to the heart of hurricane season, it more important than ever to stay on top of things. Stay prepared as things start to ramp up here in the next few weeks."

brandy Stanton, an evacuee, only packed three days of belongings, not knowing she would be away from home for so long.  She believes that preparing storm bags in the future can help ahead of time. "That way stuff that we don't have to like constantly spend money on because that like the major thing. We just have to spend money every day and we have no source of income being out here."

Being old enough to make her own decision to leave, living in Louisiana is where she sees herself in the future.

"I think i am going to prepare to move to another state so I don't have to deal with this every year cause its stressful."

Even though we are at the peak of hurricane season, remember not to let your guard down and be prepared for what may or may not be ahead of us during this, with hurricane season is June 1 until November 31. 

Residents please remember don't wait until a hurricane watch is issued because sometimes it may already be too late to take certain precautions.

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