We really don't want to acknowledge this but we guess we have to. The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season will start next week with the official start set for Thursday, June 1st, 2023.

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If you are from Southwest Louisiana, the word hurricane sends chills down your spine. No one in the Southwest Louisiana area wants to even think of the possibility of another hurricane coming to our area.

There are still people still recovering from Hurricanes Laura and Delta in 2020. We know people in Southwest Louisiana who still are not back in their homes almost three years later. On top of that, over the past year, a lot of locally owned businesses have just opened back up two years after the storms.

With that being said, we don't want any type of storm coming our way. Unfortunately, though, hurricane season is coming whether we like it or not!

NWSNewOrleans Via Twitter
NWSNewOrleans Via Twitter

So what are the names of the storms going to be? This is the list from the

Here Is The List of Names For The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Don
  • Emily
  • Franklin
  • Gert
  • Harold
  • Idalia
  • Jose
  • Katia
  • Lee
  • Margot
  • Nigel
  • Ophelia
  • Philippe
  • Rina
  • Sean
  • Tammy
  • Vince
  • Whitney

Source: NOAA/National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center
National Hurricane Center

Now if we go through this entire list of names and we hope we don't, there is an additional list of names that will take over. They are:

  • Adria
  • Braylen
  • Caridad
  • Deshawn
  • Emery
  • Foster
  • Gemma
  • Heath
  • Isla
  • Jacobus
  • Kenzie
  • Lucio
  • Makayla
  • Nolan
  • Orlanda
  • Pax
  • Ronin
  • Sophie
  • Tayshaun
  • Viviana
  • Will

Source: NOAA/National Hurricane Center

Let's all pray that it doesn't come to that having to use the additional list. Be safe and have your plan in place. Here are some of the things you will need leading up to hurricane season.

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