BATON ROUGE, LA – Claiming that there’s just too much on Louisiana’s plate right now, Governor John Bel Edwards has reached out to potential 2020 hurricanes and other major weather systems kindly asking them to refrain from developing until next year.
The move comes as the first potential system, Tropical Storm Cristobal, formed in the Gulf of Mexico this week with it’s path likely to move over most of if not all of Louisiana. The 2020 hurricane season also officially started yesterday, with experts suggesting that a “busy hurricane season is likely”.
Louisiana is already dealing with a pandemic and a number of protests, and as Governor Edwards explained earlier today, the potential for a hurricane season this year is probably a little too much.
“We’re in contact with Mother Nature as we speak to see if we can arrange something”, he said, “There’s just too much going on right now. We honestly don’t have the time or resources to deal with hurricanes and storms on top of everything else.
But while we negotiate, we do ask that all potential hurricanes, tropical storms and other weather systems that plan to wreak havoc on Louisiana please just hold off for the time being, ideally until next year. There’s plenty of other opportunities for y’all to form and make landfall. We’re just asking for a grace period.
As far as negations go however, we are hopeful. Maybe we can see if Mother Nature can hold off on the 2020 hurricane season and make up for it early next year, perhaps around January when we haven’t got any plans. We’re not asking for a total cancellation, but more of a rescheduling.
We’ll see what we can do. We know storms and hurricanes are eager to get to work, but we’re just asking for a little patience.”
Governor Edwards went on to say that he expects some sort of deal to be struck within the next week or so.