As Tropical Storm Marco heads toward the coast of Louisiana, reports indicate Tropical Storm Laura is expected to strengthen to a hurricane before it makes landfall on the Gulf Coast late Wednesday or early Thursday.

The very rare event of back-to-back storms is forcing evacuations, and may cause widespread damage, business interruption, and travel stoppage for a large part of the gulf coast region for days and weeks to come.

Jones Walker’s Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Client Team remains poised to assist clients when and where such challenges arise. Our team previously developed the article, Planning for a Catastrophe, first published in the wake of Hurricane Katrina based on lessons learned in managing through that crisis. We encourage you to share this resource with your contacts via email and/or social media.

Our thoughts are with those in the path of the storms, and our attorneys stand ready to provide assistance to our clients and businesses who are preparing for, or are impacted by, these events. We encourage everyone to prepare and make plans for sheltering in place or evacuating if need be. Above all, please be safe.