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Links of interest:

NOLA Ready
New Orleans Emergency 911
National Hurricane Center
Entergy Storm Center
How Entergy Restores Power
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
City of New Orleans



Pre-Hurricane Preparation

  • Find the location of your nearest shelter.
  • Map out your best evacuation routes.
  • Keep updated photos of property for before/after proof.
  • Make a plan for your pets.
  • Set up online banking for access to accounts from anywhere.
  • Make copies of all important documents and keep them together in a waterproof package:
    • Government-issued IDs for every family member
    • Social Security card
    • pet identification tags/vaccination records
    • proof of residence
    • insurance policies
    • tax records
    • current paycheck stub
    • birth and marriage certificates
    • property deeds
    • wills
    • debit/credit cards
    • checks
    • most recent bank account statements
    • medication refill information
  • Make an emergency supply kit:
    • battery-operated radio
    • flashlights/lanterns
    • extra batteries
    • bedding (pillows, blankets, etc.)
    • 3 gallons of water per person
    • at least 3 days of non-perishable food
    • first aid kit
    • tools (non-electric can opener, cooking utensils, scissors, etc.)
    • sanitation items (toilet paper, bleach, plastic bags, etc.)
    • clothing
    • hygiene items (deodorant, feminine supplies, soap, etc.)
    • baby supplies
    • pet supplies
    • entertainment (cards, books, board games, etc.)

In the Event a Hurricane Warning is Issued

Home Preparations:

  • Protect all windows with shutters or plywood.
  • Anchor loose outdoor items (lawn chairs, BBQ pit, potted plants, etc.).
  • Fill disposable containers with water.
  • Clean bathtubs and fill with tap water for bathing and flushing toilets.
  • Place valuables in waterproof containers.

No evacuation ordered:

  • Gather your emergency supplies kit and important documents packet.
  • Relay your evacuation plans to an emergency contact.
  • Fill up your car's gas tank.
  • Have enough cash on hand.
  • Keep a battery-powered radio handy.

Evacuation is ordered:

  • Shut off water and electricity.
  • Pack emergency supplies kit and important documents packet.
  • Pack all prescription medications.
  • Relay your evacuation plans to an emergency contact.
  • Lock all doors and windows of your home upon evacuating.

>> Emergency Videos


Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen Urges Residents to Take Necessary Measures to Aid First Responders in Times of Emergency  10.05.18

Media Advisory: Agenda Highlights for Regular Council Meeting on September 20, 2018  9.19.18

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates 25th Anniversary and Return to New Orleans  9.11.18

Media Advisory: Agenda Highlights for Regular Council Meeting on September 6, 2018  9.05.18

Upcoming Events

10.18.18  Regular Meeting

10.18.18  Board of Review for Orleans Parish

10.18.18  Governmental Affairs Committee

10.22.18  Criminal Justice Committee

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