To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:
Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windowsMore >>
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:
Listen to the radio or TV for information.
Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
Turn off utilitiesMore >>
The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combineMore >>
The intensity of a landfalling hurricane is expressed in terms of categories that relate wind speeds and potential damage. According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale , a Category 1 hurricane has More >>
Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices foods for infants or the elderly snack foods non-electricMore >>
Even in metro Baton Rouge, many people spent plenty of money after the hurricanes clearing the countless trees that fell. As a new hurricane season kicks off, some homeowners are rushing to get old orMore >>
Develop a family hurricane preparedness plan before an actual storm threatens your area. If your family hurricane preparedness plan includes evacuation to a safer location for any reason, it's important to follow your planned route. More >>
If you are HURRICANE AWARE you will be able to answer these three questions: 1. What are the Hurricane Hazards? Storm Surge , Marine Hazards , Tornadoes , High Winds , and Inland Flooding 2. What More >>
Learn more about the revised contraflow plan, a new phased evauation plan for south Louisiana, and how to keep your family safe during Hurricane Season by downloading the LA Citizen Awareness and Evacuation Guide. More >>
Allstate Insurance Company customers whose homes or automobiles have been damaged or destroyed by hurricane Katrina can contact Allstate through The Good Hands Network by calling their Allstate agent, dailing 1-800-54-STORM, or logging on at Allstate.com.More >>
Click here to find a wealth of hurricane information, including charts on the track of a storm plus text based tables of tracking information. You'll also find many historical hurricanes charted here.More >>
The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness has a vast amount of important information available on disaster preparation ... click here for a direct connection to them, as well as other local area parish O.E.Ps. More >>