La. residents urged to plan for hurricane season
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal opened hurricane season today by encouraging all Louisianians to have a game plan for this season.
"In Louisiana, we know firsthand how devastating hurricanes can be," Jindal said Monday. "Our people are all too familiar with the danger of high winds, storm surge and power outages due to experiences from hurricanes like Katrina, Rita and Gustav."
State emergency officials posted a full list of hurricane supplies to their Get A Game Plan website along with evacuation details and other essential information. Some basic items include water, non-perishable foods items, and clothing for a few days.
"We always hope for the best, but we want to prepare for the worst and ensure that every Louisianian is prepared with the tools they need to face any hurricane or storm that may threaten our state," Jindal said.
Additional hurricane updates will also be provided through the free ALERT FM app. Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.