2020 was a record-breaking year for hurricane and tropical storm activity. Between mid-May and late November, we saw thirty named storms form in the Atlantic – the most in a single year. Twelve of them made landfall in the United States, six were official hurricanes.
Five of those named storms made landfall in the state of Louisiana, the highest on record for that area. 2020 possessed a uniquely conducive set of atmospheric and oceanic conditions and was predicted to generate a well-above-average number of storms and landfalls. The impact of each storm and the post-event recovery process were also complicated by COVID-19 restrictions.
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