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In 2020, evacuating and sheltering from a hurricane will take on a whole new dynamic thanks to COVID-19. In part... More >>
4 months ago Friday, May 29 2020 May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020 4:43 PM May 29, 2020 in Hurricane X
In 2020, evacuating and sheltering from a hurricane will take on a whole new dynamic thanks to COVID-19. In part... More >>
4 months ago Friday, May 29 2020 May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020 4:42 PM May 29, 2020 in Hurricane X
New in 2020, the WBRZ Weather Team and National Hurricane Center want your help in spreading the best message. Here... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 May 26, 2020 9:45 AM May 26, 2020 in Hurricane X
Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus revisits the only tropical cyclone of 2019 to make landfall in Louisiana: Hurricane Barry. What... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 May 26, 2020 9:40 AM May 26, 2020 in Hurricane X
The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 10:01 AM May 19, 2020 in Hurricane X
Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also ways you can help your neighbors before... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 9:49 AM May 19, 2020 in Hurricane X
If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 9:47 AM May 19, 2020 in Hurricane X
With the many and significant threats to property posed by a tropical cyclone, call your insurance company or agent now,... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 9:43 AM May 19, 2020 in Hurricane X
You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath.... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 9:39 AM May 19, 2020 in Hurricane X
Determine if whether or not you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 9:35 AM May 19, 2020 in Hurricane X
On average, over a two year period, 3 hurricanes strike United States coastline with one of them being considered major.... More >>
4 months ago Tuesday, May 19 2020 May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020 9:33 AM May 19, 2020 in Hurricane X
Watch Monday's Hurricane Preparedness report with Bess Casserleigh. More >>
1 year ago Wednesday, May 29 2019 May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019 7:02 PM May 29, 2019 in Weather
BATON ROUGE - The first day of hurricane season is also a good time to get organized. That includes knowing... More >>
2 years ago Friday, June 01 2018 Jun 1, 2018 June 01, 2018 2:38 PM June 01, 2018 in News
BATON ROUGE - For decades, parishes have gone back and forth about cleaning and dredging the Amite River. It runs... More >>
2 years ago Thursday, May 31 2018 May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 8:34 PM May 31, 2018 in News
Ten years after Hurricane Gustav ravaged the Baton Rouge area, we revisit the storm that caused more than 800,000 to... More >>
2 years ago Friday, June 01 2018 Jun 1, 2018 June 01, 2018 11:32 AM June 01, 2018 in Hurricane X

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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.