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Emergency Preparedness

 

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
  • Protect pets.
  • Evacuate if advised to do so!

If you evacuate:

  • Leave during daylight, if possible.
  • Notify neighbors and one family member outside of the affected area.
  • Monitor local RV and radio for official bulletins:
    • NOAA weather Radio 162.400
    • WJBO 1150 AM & WFMF 102.5 FM

 

Important steps toward saving lives and property:

  • The time to prepare is before the storm.
  • Assemble a disaster supply kit to include--Water; nonperishable food items, first aid supplies, clothing & bedding tols & emergency supplies, and special items.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Trim trees and shrubbery.
  • Review your insurance policy.

 

For further information contact:

East Baton Rouge Parish
Office of Emergency Preparedness
225-359-3035
www.ci.baton-rouge.la.us/dept/oep

 

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