Hurricanes and Floods

June 6, 2011

In light of the hurricane season that began June 1 and ongoing Mississippi and Atchafalaya flooding, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is imploring consumers to protect themselves and their property against Louisiana’s most frequent and unpredictable natural disasters – hurricanes and floods. “It is critical that everyone protect themselves with flood insurance and adequate property insurance,” Donelon said.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30. Forecasters have predicted that 16 named storms will form this year, nine of which are expected to grow into hurricanes. Five are predicted to become intense hurricanes.

Only 29 percent of Louisiana’s households have flood insurance, Donelon noted.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Louisiana Hurricane Flood

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