Hurricane preparedness phone survey to be conducted August through October

Hurricane preparedness phone survey to be conducted August through October

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is encouraging everyone in south Louisiana to participate in an upcoming hurricane evacuation study.

The phone survey will be conducted by LSU's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute and will take an average of 22 minutes depending on the responses and experiences of those who choose to participate. Calls will be made to cellphones and land lines. "LSU" will appear in the caller ID.

Topics of the survey will include:

  • Will you evacuate or stay?
  • Where will you go if you evacuate?
  • How will you get there?
  • Do you know your evacuation route?

Information gathered will be used to help understand the public's decision-making process, transportation needs, evacuation intent, and also what they expect when they return home from an evacuation.

Calls will be made to residents in the following parishes: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Terrebonne.

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