People are leaving Louisiana. A poor business climate, coupled with a Democrat governor and a huge welfare population, and Louisiana is mired in the bad mix of poor roads, bad taxes and mo job prospects. For many years we have bemoaned the lack of candor from our politicians.
There is an article that ranks the states for out-migration, and they have Louisiana listed as the 12th worst state for out-migration. The other contenders are Massachusetts, Iowa, North Dakota, Michigan, California, Ohio, Kansas, Connecticut, New York, Illinois, and (drumroll) the state with the largest our-migration problem, New Jersey.
Lots of folks want to blame the hurricanes for the problem of people leaving Louisiana, but I note that both Texas and Florida have the same climate, the same hurricanes, and they're attracting people. The weather has nothing to do with it. It is the business climate and the politics, plain and simple.