Hurricane Preparedness Week gets underway

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Hurricane Preparedness Week urges residents to get ready now for the upcoming hurricane season.

Sunday, May 6 through Saturday, May 12 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Residents are given tips on what they need to be prepared for hurricane season.

While hurricane season doesn't officially begin until June 1, officials say it's important to prepare before any storms threaten.

Families are urged to put together an emergency kit that includes essential supplies and important papers.

They should also have an evacuation plan, take the steps to protect their home and valuables, prepare for power outages, and more.

During a storm, residents are urged to stay informed by signing up for emergency alerts.

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The Fifth Season, a special report about the upcoming hurricane season, will air on WAFB on May 31 at 6:30 p.m.

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