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Hurricane Alley in Louisiana

Just like there is a tornado alley in Oklahoma.

Hurricane Delta is steaming north and headed right into the same territory that was impacted by Hurricane Laura only six weeks ago. 

Right now Delta is a category 3-4 hurricane and marching right down the same path with people still without power and trying to recover from the last major storm.

Check out this quote from the above story, "In Calcasieu Parish, where Lake Charles is located and which was hard-hit by Hurricane Laura, a mandatory evacuation order went into effect at 5 p.m. Thursday. In Cameron Parish, a mandatory evacuation order impacting most residents begins at 6 a.m. Friday. The Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness noted in the evacuation order that 'these are unprecedented circumstances' and that 'a large portion of our residents are still displaced due to Laura.'”

There is that word again, "unprecedented," which keeps popping up in 2020, be it for disasters, coronavirus or politics. It is the word of the year for sure. You have to feel sorry for the people getting this double whammy and then also the first responders, utility crews and emergency managers. 

2020 will be a year to remember and one for the record books. 

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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