Perspectives from Synapse Services partner, Mike Gill, were recently featured in a Leader’s Edge article by Jack Sullivan on the energy sector’s preparation for and response to hurricane Laura, which pummeled the Louisiana coast in August, 2020.
Here’s an excerpt of the article:
ENERGY SECTOR BATTLES LAURA
As the fifth strongest storm on record, and the strongest to ever make landfall in Louisiana, Hurricane Laura packed a punch when it struck the western portion of the state early on August 27. Laura initially made landfall as a category 4 storm, and total insured losses are estimated in the $8 billion to $12 billion-dollar range, with some analysts providing numbers on the lower-end of this range. Losses were mitigated by the fact that the storm meandered its way between the metropolitan centers of New Orleans and Houston, making landfall in Cameron, Louisiana, a point almost equidistant from the cities to the east and west. In total, roughly half a million people were evacuated.
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