Updated June 16, 2007
The following information was downloaded on June 16, 2007 in preparation for hurricane season. I have some additions to this information that may prove helpful.
1) Keep the local pay phone in operation. Find the owner of the local payphones in your area. Maintain owners physical address, company phone number, contact person, and email address in order to contact on the off chance that the pay phones need repair. Sometimes the payphones work and your home phone does not depending on transmission lines etc. along with area of damages.
2) During the emergency maintain a phone list of contacts heard via the emergency radio - if the radio
is up and running. (After Katrina 87.0 WWL went off of the air and was not able to provide local information and at 6AM Friday Aug. 26, 2005 did not indicate the future path of Katrina so do not depend on it totally.)
3) Find the phone numbers of the local radio stations owner, his/her address information, email address.
4) Keep a cell phone with text messaging capability handy for an emergency along with extra batteries, a
phone charger for your car or radio (some emergency radios can charge cell phones.)
5) Three gallons of water per person per day or more ( I would enjoy 6 gallons.) is most acceptable instead of the minimum recommendations of DHS. You're going to have to wash hands, clothes, dishes, etc.
6) Expect the unexpected - looting and chaos. Keep your guns and ammo dry. Stay out of the way and obey curfew's if imposed.
7) Nothing like a BBQ grill in case your electric stove is out or the gas lines down.
8) Wood works too, but please make your fires safe - you may have limited water supply! Signal fires are acceptable, too.
9) Keep at least a month's worth of cash and canned goods on hand. You don't need a can opener - just a sharp knife.
10) Start asking local questions about what has been done in your community in order to better prepare and if they don't answer locally you might want to consider writing CONGRESS! - and simply blog away.
FAMILY DISASTER EVACUATION GUIDE
FAMILY DISASTER SUPPLY KIT
There are six basics that you should stock for your disaster supply kit: water, food, clothing and bedding, first aid supplies, tools and emergency supplies and special items. Keep these items in a waterproof container that can be easily transported from your home to your car and your safe place. Assemble your kit now to allow for immediate action during an emergency. Your family's disaster supply kit should include at least a three-day supply of:
* Water - One gallon of water per person per day
* Non-perishable food - Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include the following items:
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
o Canned juices
o High energy foods
o Comfort goods
o Food for infant
* Clothing and bedding - Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person and the following weather-appropriate items:
o Sturdy shoes or work boots
o Rain gear
o Blankets or sleeping bags
o Hat and gloves
o Thermal underwear
o First aid supplies - Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car
* Tools and emergency supplies
o Emergency Preparedness manual
o Flashlight and extra batteries
o Non-electric can opener, utility knife
o Tube tent
o Matches in a waterproof container
o Plastic storage containers
o Paper, pencil
o Medicine dropper
o Sanitation supplies
o Louisiana Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guide
o Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
o Cash or traveler's checks, change
o Fire extinguisher: small canister ABCtype
o Aluminum foil
o Signal flare
o Needles, thread
* Shut-off wrench to turn off household gas and water
* Plastic sheeting
* Official DOTD Districts and Evacuation Route Map
* Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
* Infant and medical supplies: Remember supplies for family members with special requirements,
such as infants, elderly, persons with disabilities and persons taking medication
* Entertainment - Games and books
* Important family documents
o Wills, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks, bonds
o Passports, social security cards and immunization records
o Bank account numbers
o Credit card account numbers and company addresses
o Inventory of valuable household goods and important telephone numbers
o Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
* Store your kit in a place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the supply kit in the trunk of your car. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Replace your stored food every six months. Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc.
EMERGENCY SHELTER INFORMATION POINTS
Evacuation Area of the State
Information Point Location
Re-entry from Mississippi on Us 65 & US 84
Tourist Welcome Center
US 65 & 84
1401 Carter St. (US 84)
Re-entry from Mississippi on I-20
Tourist Welcome Center
836 I-20 West
From the Southeast area on LA 1
711 Paragon Place
From the Southeast/Central areas on I-49
Sammy’s Truck Stop
I-49, Exit 53
3601 LA 115 W
From the Southeast/Central areas on US 71
Med Express Office
7525 US 71
From the Southeast/Southwest/Central areas on US 171 and I-49
P.E. Gym LSU-Shreveport
One University Place
From the Southwest area on US 171
Pickering High School
180 Lebleu Rd.
From the Southwest/Central areas on US 165
Mowad Civic Center
5th Ave. and 10th St.
1 blk. Off US 165
AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
American Red Cross
(866) GET-INFor (866) 438-4636
* Acadiana Chapter (Lafayette) (337) 234-7371
* Central Louisiana Chapter (Alexandria) (318) 442-6621
* Louisiana Capital Area Chapter (Baton Rouge) (225) 291-4533
* Northeast Louisiana Chapter (Monroe) (318) 323-5141
* Northwest Louisiana Chapter (Shreveport) (318) 865-9545
* Southeast Louisiana Chapter (Greater New Orleans) (800) 229-8191
* Southwest Louisiana Chapter (Lake Charles) (337) 478-5122
* St. Bernard Parish Chapter (504) 278-4228
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Customer Service Center (225) 379-1232, toll-free (877) 4LADOTD or (877) 452-3683
Louisiana Office or Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana State Police Road Home Closure Information
* Troop A (Baton Rouge) (800) 969-2059
* Troop B (Kenner) (800) 964-8076
* Troop C (Gray) (800) 659-5907
* Troop D (Lake Charles) (888) 225-5577
* Troop E (Alexandria) (800) 256-4160
* Troop F (Monroe) (866) 292-8320
* Troop G (Bossier City) (866) 853-6580
* Troop I (Lafayette) (888) 768-8746
* Troop L (Covington) (888) 339-8659
or dial *LSP (*577) from a cellular phone
Louisiana Department of Social Services
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Louisiana Attorney General
• Hurricane Hotline (800) 351-6712
• Fair Housing Hotline (800) 273-5718
• Investigations (800) 488-2770
• Medicaid Fraud (800) 799-6885
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Weather Service
FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN
* Setting up a family communications plan ahead of time will help make sure you and your family can connect as
easily and quickly as possible.
* Designate an individual outside of the state to serve as a family point of contact. (After a disaster, it's
often easier to call out-of-state than within the affected area.)
* Make sure that all family members know who this person is and how to contact him/her.
* After a disaster or evacuation, all family members should make contact with the designated individual.
Try choosing a certain time for everyone to check in.
RADIO FREQUENCY SYSTEM
Louisiana Emergency Alert System
The following radio stations are key participants in the Louisiana Emergency Alert System. In the
event of an emergency, these stations will broadcast emergency information.
* AM 970 (KSYL)
* AM 580/FM 96.9 (KZMZ)
* FM 93.1 (KQID)
* AM 1150 (WJB)
* FM 102.5 (WFMF)
* FM 102.9 (KAJN)
* AM 1330 (KVOL)
* FM 99.9 (KTDY)
* AM 1470 (KLCL)
* FM 99.5 (KHLA)
* AM 870 (WWL)
* FM 101.9 (WLMG)
* AM 540/FM 101.9 (KNOE)
* AM 1490 (KRUS)
* FM 107.5 (KXKZ)
* AM 1130/FM 94.5 (KWKH)
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)
NOAA Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather
information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather
Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
PUBLIC SHELTER INFORMATION
Shelters are operated by trained individuals and ensure that the safety, security, and basic needs of its
residents are met.
What to bring to a shelter?
* Change of clothing, blanket, and pillow for each family member
* Your disaster supply kit, including food, medications, comfort items, and special items for infant or
elderly family members.
What NOT to bring?
* There are no weapons, drugs, alcohol, or pets (service animals excluded) allowed in shelters.
"Sheltering in place" is a precaution aimed at keeping citizens safe while remaining indoors. This is not
the same thing as evacuating ta shelter and not recommended for hurricanes. When a "shelter-in-place"
order is given by either local or state government, citizens within the affected area should take the
following protective measures:
* Get indoors and close all windows and doors.
* Turn off all sources of outside air (i.e. air conditioners and ventilation fans/ducts).
* Remain indoors until notified that it is safe to move outdoors.
* Stay tuned tyour local radi/television station treceive official notices.
* Limit telephone usage to emergency calls only. This is to prevent the telephone lines from being
overloaded with non-emergency calls.
SEVERE WEATHER TERMS TO KNOW…
* Natural disasters most likely to occur in Louisiana, particularly in low-lying areas bordering the Gulf of
Mexico, include hurricanes and flooding due to heavy rains. Residents should be familiar with several terms that describe severe weather conditions:
* Storm Surge: An abnormal rise of the sea along a shore as the result, primarily of the winds from a storm.
* Watch: Adverse conditions are possible in the specified area of the WATCH, usually within 36 hour. It may be applied tthe thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, or hurricanes.
* Warning: Adverse conditions are expected in the specified area of the WARNING, usually within 24
hours. May be applied tthunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, or hurricanes.
PREPARING YOUR PETS
* If you are a pet owner, your family's disaster plan must include your pets. Bring pets indoors at the first sign of danger. If you must evacuate, the best thing you can do to protect your pet is to evacuate them too.
* Identify boarding facilities, veterinarians, or hotels outside of the affected areas that can accept your pets. If you have notice of an impending disaster, call ahead for reservations.
* Pet-friendly shelters may be opened during an evacuation. This information will be available at shelter information points.
* Create a disaster readiness kit for your pet including food, water, first aid supplies, feeding dishes, leashes, carrier, blanket, etc.
* Make sure all family members are aware of these preparations.
LQ's Links Found in this document
Louisiana Parish Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
PARISH DIRECTOR OFFICE FAX
Acadia Lee Hebert (337) 783-4357 (337) 788-8852
Allen John Richer (337) 584-5156 (337) 584-5156
Ascension Rick Webre (225) 621-8360 (225) 621-8362
Assumption John Boudreaux (985) 369-7351 (985) 369-7341
Avoyelles Weber "Chip" Johnson (318) 253-7291 (318) 253-9218
Beauregard Glen Mears, Sr. (337) 463-3281 (337) 463-6347
Bienville Rodney Warren (318) 263-2019 (318) 263-7404
Caddo/Bossier Sandy Davis (318) 425-5351 (318) 425-5940
Calcasieu "Dick" Gremillion (337) 721-3800 (337) 437-3583
Caldwell Dale Powell (318) 649-3764 (318) 649-3765
Cameron Clifton Hebert (337) 912-7418 (337) 775-2959
Catahoula Debra Renda (318) 744-5697 (318) 744-5697
Claiborne Dennis Butcher (318) 927-9118 (318) 927-2115
Concordia Morris White (318) 757-8248 (318) 757-7200
DeSoto Alan Bounds (318) 872-3956 (318) 872-2304
E. Baton Rouge JoAnne Moreau (225) 389-2100 (225) 389-2114
East Carroll Joseph Jackson (318) 559-2256 (318) 559-1502
East Feliciana Travis Prewitt (225) 634-5113 (225) 634-7267
Evangeline Liz Hill (337) 363-3267 (337) 363-3308
Franklin Bill Mulkey (318) 435-9735 (318) 435-9420
Grant Robert Meeker (318) 627-3041 (318) 627-5927
Iberia James Anderson (337) 369-4427 (337) 369-9956
Iberville Laurie Doiron (225) 687-5140 (225) 687-5146
Jackson Kenneth Pardue (318) 259-2361 (318) 259-5660
Jefferson Deano Bonano (504) 349-5360 (504) 349-5366
Jefferson Davis Ricky Edwards (337) 821-2100 (337) 821-2105
Lafayette William Vincent (337) 291-5075 (337) 291-5080
Lafourche Chris Boudreaux (985) 537-7603 (985) 537-7297
LaSalle Joe P. Stevens (318) 992-0673 (318) 992-7390
Lincoln Dennis Woodward (318) 513-6200 (318) 513-6209
Livingston Brian Fairburn (225) 686-3066 (225) 686-3074
Madison Earl Pinkney (318) 574-3230 (318) 574-2773
Morehouse Jerre Hurst (318) 282-3517 (318) 283-3322
Natchitoches Chris Page (318) 352-2714 (318) 357-2208
Orleans Jerry Sneed (504) 658-8700 (504) 658-8701
Ouachita Dean Dozier (318) 322-2641 (318) 322-7356
Plaquemines Jesse St. Amant (504) 682-0081 (504) 297-5394
Pointe Coupee Donald Ewing (225) 694-9014 (225) 694-5408
Rapides Sonya Wiley (318) 445-5141 (318) 445-5605
Red River Russell Adams (318) 932-5981 (318) 932-6651
Richland Tommy Burgess (318) 728-0453 (318) 728-7004
Sabine Kenny Carter (318) 256-5637 (318) 256-9652
St. Bernard Henry Rodriguez (504) 278-4267 (504) 271-7343
St. Charles Tab Troxler (985) 783-5050 (985) 783-6375
St. Helena Mark Harrell (225) 222-3544 (225) 222-3696
St. James Gerald Falgoust (225) 562-2364 (225) 562-2269
St. John Paul Oncale (985) 652-2222 (985) 652-2183
St. Landry Lisa Vidrine (337) 948-7177 (337) 948-9139
St. Martin Sheriff Ronnie Theriot(337) 394-3071 (337) 394-5705
St. Mary Duval H. Arthur, Jr. (985) 385-2600 (337) 828-4092
St. Tammany Dexter Accardo (985) 898-2359 (985) 898-3030
Tangipahoa Dawson Primes (985) 748-9602 (985) 748-7050
Tensas William 'Rick" Foster (318) 766-3992 (318) 766-4391
Terrebonne Michael Deroche (985) 873-6357 (985) 850-4643
Union Brian Halley (318) 368-3124 (318) 368-2728
Vermilion Robert LeBlanc (337) 898-4308 (337) 898-4309
Vernon Kenneth Noble (337) 238-7225 (337) 238-4987
Washington Tommy Thiebaud (985) 732-5200 (985) 732-5830
Webster John Stanley (318) 846-2454 (318) 846-2446
West Baton Rouge Sharlot Edwards (225) 346-1577 (225) 346-0284
West Carroll Peggy Robinson (318) 428-2704 (318) 428-0122
West Feliciana Jesse Means (225) 635-6428 (225) 635-6996
Winn Harry Foster (318) 332-1960
Emergency Alert System Regions
New Orleans - AM 870/WWL - FM 101.9/WLMG
Lake Charles - AM 1470/KLCL - FM 99.5/KHLA
Lafayette - AM 1330/KVOL - FM 99.9/KTDY
Crowley - FM 102.9/KAJN
Baton Rouge - AM 1150/WJBO - FM 102.5/WFMF
Alexandria - FM 93.1/KQID - AM970/KSYL
Alexandria - AM 580/FM 96.9 - KZMZ
Northeast - AM 540/FM 101.9 - KNOE
Shreveport - AM 1130/FM 94.5 - KWKH
Ruston - FM 107.5 KXKZ - AM 1490/KRUS