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  • Michael Dattolico

Hurricane Ida and Louisiana

The state of Louisiana is recovering from the damages of hurricane Ida, but this is not their first experience in a long shot. With that being said, in this article we’ll be discussing what makes the state of Louisiana so susceptible to hurricanes?

The Gulf coast in general is a tough hitting area compared to the east coast. Primarily it is because the Gulf has warmer waters compared to the east, making hurricanes easier to form and more powerful. Hurricanes formed in the Caribbean are drawn to the warm water, and are thus forced to continue moving north. This leaves states on the Gulf like Texas and Louisiana common places for their path to cross.

While states like our home in Florida are technically hit more frequently than say Louisiana, there are several factors of the state that make hurricanes more damaging. In Florida, there are plenty of surrounding islands as well as marshes and wetlands. These geographical spots help serve as a natural barrier to hurricanes. States like Louisiana have none of these, meaning any hurricane defense is primarily man made and not from natural sources. This and its low elevation contribute to the heightened impacts when hurricanes do land in Louisiana.

We hope you found this information educational on the relationship between Louisiana and hurricanes. At AJS, we proudly serve Tampa bay and the Gulf coast for years, and we are here to help this hurricane season. For any lifting, reconstruction, or moving needs, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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