A new report ranks Lafayette Parish as the most vulnerable to hurricane damage this season than any other parish in Louisiana. The study by Gutter Gnome, a company that closely watches home repair and replacement costs, just released its newest findings.

Researchers combed through past storm data and compared it to the higher-than-normal forecast for this year's season. This measure is focused on the potential financial impact of a major storm.

We combined hurricane risk assessments by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) with 10 years of historical storm data and financial impact projections from government agencies.

In terms of risk compared to the rest of the United States, Lafayette Parish ranks #37. That's right. Lafayette ranks higher than Orleans, Plaquemines, and even low-lying Cameron Parish.


How Does The Rest of Louisiana Fare?

Here's a look at how other parishes ranked in the study by Gutter Gnome.

#37 Lafayette Parish

#47 Terrebonne Parish

#51 Jefferson Parish

#52 East Baton Rouge Parish

#54 St. Mary Parish

#60 Tangipahoa Parish

#61 Orleans Parish

#65 Lafourche Parish

#68 Livingston Parish

#74 Iberia Parish

#81 St. Tammany Parish

#90 Ascension Parish

#105 St. Martin Parish

#115 Vermilion Parish

#119 St. Landry Parish

#132 Calcasieu Parish

#140 Iberville Parish

#146 Washington Parish

#151 Assumption Parish

#157 St. Barnard Parish

#173 Acadia Parish

#183 Jefferson Davis Parish

#194 St. Charles Parish


Around the Country

Source: Gutter Gnome
Source: Gutter Gnome

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