GETTING READY FOR HURRICANE SEASON
June 1 marked the beginning of hurricane season, and it’s important that we prepare ourselves for the hurricane season by taking appropriate steps to ensure that our families are ready to face the challenges of hurricane season. As Louisianans, we are acutely aware of how dangerous and damaging these storms can be. Since it is impossible to predict when disaster will strike, making preparations early is the best way to help ensure the safety of our families. Waiting until the last minute during the most active part of the season can have disastrous results.
The National Hurricane Center recommends that you create a plan for your family, to include locating a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard, making a plan for your pets and taking first aid, CPR or disaster preparedness classes. These are just a few of examples of how you can best prepare for the hurricane season. Hurricanes are part of life every year in Louisiana, but advance preparations can help reduce their impact on your family. I urge you to take hurricane watches and warnings seriously. Please plan ahead for your family’s safety and encourage your neighbors to do the same.