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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Tracking Chart
Hurricane Response Map
Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane Safety Tips
Shelters
Information for the Elderly and Assisted Living Communities
Helpful Telephone Numbers
Flooding


Hurricane Information Pamphlet contains valuable safety information.The 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. 

Emergency Preparedness Guide



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.  

 


 

Hurricane Preparedness

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 flying objects,

Wedge sliding glass doors so they do not lift off track,

Have flashlights and first aid kit available

Turn 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.

Shelters

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 Communities

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.

 

Helpful Telephone Numbers

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 (225) 291-4533
Baton Rouge City Police (225) 389-3831
Baton Rouge Fire Dept. (225) 354-4618
Department of Public Works (225) 389-3158
Emergency Medical Services (225) 389-3300
Louisiana State Police (Troop A) (225) 754-8500
E.B.R. Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (225) 389-2100
Sheriff's Office (225) 389-5000
U.S. Geological Survey (225) 389-0281

 

Flooding

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 current information.

For further information contact:

E.B.R. Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
(225) 389-2100

Department of Public Works
(225) 778-9952

City of Baker
(225) 778-9952

City of Zachary
(225) 654-0026