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Jess Clark / WWNO

As the start hurricane season nears and officials make their preparations, their plans are complicated by extremely unusual circumstances: the COVID-19 pandemic.

State officials say they are ready for whatever the weather might throw at them this hurricane season.

Kevin Davis, director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said Wednesday the state is standing by should a storm threaten Louisiana. He added that he encourages citizens to review their own emergency game plans, before severe weather strikes.