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Evacuations and Shelters
The link below will assist you in preparing for and evacuating your family. It is imperative that everyone have a "plan" in the event of an evacuation. Steps included in a family plan are:
- Put together an Emergency Kit
- Make Preparations (Evacuation Plan)
- Stay Informed
Medical and Special Needs
Citizens are encouraged to contact their Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) if assistance is needed during an evacuation or to be registered on the parish registry for citizens with medical special needs for an evacuation.
Because of the fluid nature of shelter occupancy, citizens who require a shelter are encouraged to obtain information about shelter openings and locations at shelter information points along evacuation routes. Information about shelter evacuation points will be posted on the Emergency.Louisiana.gov website, the Louisiana State Police website, calling 211, calling the American Red Cross at toll-free number, (866) GET-INFO or (866) 438-4636, or by accessing the American Red Cross Emergency Smart Phone Apps.
- Get a Game Plan - Evacuation Information
- American Red Cross Shelter Apps
Citizens are encouraged to evacuate with an Emergency Kit like the one referenced in "Get A Game Plan" in the event that an evacuation shelter is used. Don't forget about your pets and animals. Most shelters will have arrangements made for pets, but pet evacuation and care for pets is a personal responsibility and takes preparation and planning ahead of time.