The recent hurricane season battered the Bayou State with two record-breaking hurricanes. Now Louisiana casinos are reopening after months of repairs.
The Gulf Coast
The cities along the Gulf of Mexico have long been battered by hurricanes for centuries, but this year’s hurricane season has broken records. The effects of wind and sea surface temperatures mix in the Caribbean Sea to form a heady brew of storms – and hurricanes.
When they inevitably travel north, they build up intensity and energy until they hit land, and hurricanes often sweep through every coastal town from the tip of Florida to Corpus Christi, Texas. And Louisiana is caught in the middle, and is known as an infamous site of hurricanes like Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005.
But this year set hurricane records as two separate hurricanes plowed into Louisiana, pummeling everything in their wake. And this year, Louisiana casinos were heavily damaged by Hurricane Delta and Hurricane Laura.
Hurricanes feed on water, and when they reached the Bayou State, they had plenty of fuel to feed upon. Many of Louisiana’s casinos are located along waterways, including plenty of riverboat casinos.
In Lake Charles, the