Cantrell, addressing the news media during an online forum, said data about the disease’s spread and how severely it impacts the city’s bottom line will guide decisions about the Hurricane season next year, which is slated to begin on June 1 and ends on November 30.
“It’s something that we have to think about. It’s something that we have put on the table,” Cantrell said of shutting down this year’s hurricanes.
Skeptical Federal and State officials question the Mayor’s authority, and frankly, her ability to cancel hurricane season.
An unnamed official with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness advised that the State and FEMA are “moving forward,” with preparations.
State officials from other Gulf Coast States are concerned over the potential ramifications to their coastal cities if landfall option for this season’s hurricanes are limited, several expressing the need for the Gulf Coast region needed to act in concert.