Hurricane Tracking Chart
Hurricane Response Map
Hurricane Safety Tips
Information for the Elderly and Assisted Living Communities
Helpful Telephone Numbers
Hurricane Tracking Chart and Response Tips Pamphlet contains vital
information on hurricane preparedness. In it you will find a hurricane
tracking chart of the Gulf Coast Region, an East Baton Rouge Parish
Hurricane Response Map, safety tips and a directory of helpful telephone
numbers. The information can be accessed from this website by
clicking on the links in the left column.
Knowing what to
do in emergencies is the best protection for your family. The Emergency
Preparedness Guide contains valuable information to assist your family in
developing a personal emergency preparedness program.
Important steps toward saving lives and property:
Allow time to prepare is before the storm,
Assemble a disaster supply kit to include:
water, nonperishable food items, first aid supplies, clothing & bedding, tools & emergency supplies, and special items,
Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts,
Trim trees and shrubbery,
Review your insurance policy.
Hurricane Safety Tips
Fuel and service your vehicle,
Secure all windows and any items that could become
Wedge sliding glass doors so they do not lift off track,
Have flashlights and first aid kit available
refrigerator to the coldest setting in case of power failure,
Have an extra supply of cash on hand,
Secure and protect your pets,
Evacuate, if advised to do so!
If You Evacuate:
Evacuate during daylight, if possible,
Notify neighbors and one family member outside of the affected area,
Monitor local TV and radio for official bulletins:
NOAA Weather Radio 162.400 and WJB0 1150 AM
For further information contact: East Baton
Rouge Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness at 389-2100.
In the even of a major storm, shelters will be opened
and maintained by volunteers of the American Red Cross.
What to bring to a shelter:
- Blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows
- Medications: insulin, heart, and others.
- Baby food and diapers
- Plastic container of water, sandwiches, and snacks.
- Flashlight, radio, and extra batteries.
- First Aid Kit
- Identification, cash, and valuable papers.
- Pets are not allowed in shelters.
Information for the Elderly and for Assisted-Living
Residents in assisted living communities should be
aware of evacuation procedures for the complex in which they
reside. Many facilities do not provide transportation in the event
of and evacuation. Residents should have at least two emergency
contact telephone numbers of friends and family members to assist if an
evacuation is necessary. For further information contact East
Baton Rouge Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness.
Emergency calls should be made first to East Baton
Rouge Parish Emergency Number 911
In the event of a hurricane, the following emergency
numbers are listed for more information:
|Advocate Info Line
||(225) 383-0000 ext 4444
|American Red Cross
|Baton Rouge City Police
|Baton Rouge Fire Dept.
|Department of Public Works
|Emergency Medical Services
|Louisiana State Police (Troop A)
|E.B.R. Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
|U.S. Geological Survey
The most common type of all natural hazards is flooding. This
is particularly true for East Baton Rouge Parish. Prepare a
disaster supply kit and listen to radio and TV stations for the most
For further information contact:
E.B.R. Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Department of Public Works
City of Baker
City of Zachary