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Links of interest:

NOLA Ready
New Orleans Emergency 911
National Hurricane Center
Entergy Storm Center
How Entergy Restores Power
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
City of New Orleans



Pre-Hurricane Preparation

  • Find the location of your nearest shelter.
  • Map out your best evacuation routes.
  • Keep updated photos of property for before/after proof.
  • Make a plan for your pets.
  • Set up online banking for access to accounts from anywhere.
  • Make copies of all important documents and keep them together in a waterproof package:
    • Government-issued IDs for every family member
    • Social Security card
    • pet identification tags/vaccination records
    • proof of residence
    • insurance policies
    • tax records
    • current paycheck stub
    • birth and marriage certificates
    • property deeds
    • wills
    • debit/credit cards
    • checks
    • most recent bank account statements
    • medication refill information
  • Make an emergency supply kit:
    • battery-operated radio
    • flashlights/lanterns
    • extra batteries
    • bedding (pillows, blankets, etc.)
    • 3 gallons of water per person
    • at least 3 days of non-perishable food
    • first aid kit
    • tools (non-electric can opener, cooking utensils, scissors, etc.)
    • sanitation items (toilet paper, bleach, plastic bags, etc.)
    • clothing
    • hygiene items (deodorant, feminine supplies, soap, etc.)
    • baby supplies
    • pet supplies
    • entertainment (cards, books, board games, etc.)

In the Event a Hurricane Warning is Issued

Home Preparations:

  • Protect all windows with shutters or plywood.
  • Anchor loose outdoor items (lawn chairs, BBQ pit, potted plants, etc.).
  • Fill disposable containers with water.
  • Clean bathtubs and fill with tap water for bathing and flushing toilets.
  • Place valuables in waterproof containers.

No evacuation ordered:

  • Gather your emergency supplies kit and important documents packet.
  • Relay your evacuation plans to an emergency contact.
  • Fill up your car's gas tank.
  • Have enough cash on hand.
  • Keep a battery-powered radio handy.

Evacuation is ordered:

  • Shut off water and electricity.
  • Pack emergency supplies kit and important documents packet.
  • Pack all prescription medications.
  • Relay your evacuation plans to an emergency contact.
  • Lock all doors and windows of your home upon evacuating.

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