Tropical Storms in the Gulf Can Post Pone a Real Estate Closing

Here in Southwest Louisiana, we are right in the middle of Hurricane Season which runs through November each year. It is not uncommon for Southwest Louisiana to have rain showers or tropical depressions.
The first named tropical storm of the 2011 season is “DON” which entered the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. To view the projected path of DON and stay up with the latest national hurricane center radar tracking, residents can access the KPLC TV 7 Stormteam Hurricane Center website.

Residents of Southwest Louisiana are all too familiar with storms having experienced Hurricane Rita, Ike and Gustav in the last few years.

What happens if you have a real estate transaction when a tropical storm blows through Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana?

The answer to that question is real estate transactions are post-poned if there is a named storm in the Gulf.

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