One of the realities of life on the Gulf Coast is hurricane season. Every year residents watch and wait. In recent years, several hurricanes have had significant impacts on Jean Lafitte.
Hurricane Isaac hit Louisiana in 2012 on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Although Isaac was a Category 1 hurricane, its slow pace created a major impact. Learn more here.
In 2008, Hurricanes Gustav and Ike blew through south Louisiana with high winds and coastal flooding.There was little damage to structures, but widespread power outages forced some park sites to remain closed for nearly three weeks.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita slammed into the Gulf Coast in fall 2005, the biggest disaster in modern American history.
Did You Know?
Lubber grasshoppers are sometimes known as devil's horses in south Louisiana. They lay their eggs in the fall and prefer loose dirt, so they often lay their eggs in cemeteries. These enormous flightless grasshoppers hatch in spring and spend the summer munching their way through vegetation.