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Get-A-Game-Plan App (iPhone/iPad) 

Get A Game Plan App

Developed by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, the Get-A-Game-Plan app for Apple devices provides a complete and easy way to gain access to emergency preparedness info on your mobile device in the event a storm is headed in your direction. This iOS app will help you in the development of an easy to follow but well-developed strategy for you and your family to know what to do, who to call and where to go in the event of a natural disaster. The Get-A-Game-Plan app includes several useful modules including an Emergency Checklist, Sheltering, Evacuation Zones and specific guidelines for emergency prep. The iOS app is available for free in the iTunes App Store.

If you don't have access to an Apple smartphone or tablet, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness has plenty of highly useful resources to safeguard your loved ones this hurricane season. Visit their website at www.getagameplan.org to gain access to resources that are available in the app.

 

GOHSEP's Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide (PDF)

GOHSEP Guide Link

Details about evacuation routes, emergency supply check-lists and other key disaster preparedness related info is also available in GOHSEP's handy Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide. The guide is available to be viewed on the web or downloaded in PDF format.