It is that time of year when Southwest Louisiana residents start paying more attention to those pesky storms that form in the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane season will officially begin this Friday June 1.
So are folks here in southwest Louisiana ready for the 2012 season? Last weekend during Memorial Day many Lake Charles residents were taking advantage of the tax free shopping weekend at the local Stines hardware store. It’s a great time to purchase generators, flashlights, batteries etc. I even noticed a new construction home which has included a generator in the finishing touches of the building completion. Since Hurricane Rita, Ike and Gustav the popularity of home generators in Southwest Louisiana is growing.