June 1. Hurricane season.
When you live in a coastal community, this is the time that the knot in your stomach begins. It’s the anxiety that comes with pulling out your home insurance policy and placing it inside your supply box with flashlights, batteries and maybe a can of tuna.
In Louisiana and the other Gulf Coast states, residents fear this year’s storms will be darker with oil.
“We don’t want to scare anybody, but we need to be realistic about it,” said Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.
Nungesser addressed a gathering of local and state officials at their annual hurricane workshop, urging people to be ready for what forecasters say will be a very active season.
“The worse-case scenario is a Katrina-type storm,” Nungesser said.