Just a few weeks ahead of the 2020/21 harvest, sugarcane farmers in southern Louisiana and southeastern Texas are preparing for Hurricane Laura, expected to make landfall on Wednesday night.

Louisiana’s main sugar growing regions will likely be east of the hurricane’s eyewall, potentially exposing them to strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding.

Hurricane Laura has drawn comparison to 2005’s Hurricane Rita, during which the storm surge flooded cane fields with debris and delayed harvest.

Drew Learner, President of World Weather Inc., said sugarcane operations between Lake Charles and Lafayette, LA will be most susceptible to damage from hurricane winds and a possible storm surge.

Hurricane Laura probable path

Source: NOAA
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