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Governor Edwards names May 15 start of Hurricane Preparedness Week

7 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, May 15 2016 May 15, 2016 May 15, 2016 6:29 PM May 15, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards proclaimed on Sunday that May 15 – 21 will be Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Edwards released a joint statement with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to urge residents to “get a game plan” for the upcoming hurricane season.

“Now is the time to make sure you have an emergency plan in place for you, your family, your pets and business,” Edwards said.

The 2016 hurricane season begins June 1st.

GOHSEP Director Jim Waskom said that residents should prepare emergency kits that include at least three days of supplies.

“As we have seen with past storms, each event is different and includes different challenges,” Waskom said. “The more planning you do now, the easier it will be to deal with a crisis.”

The WBRZ News 2 weather team is preparing as well for the upcoming hurricane season. Beginning Monday, the WBRZ weather team will provide daily postings with information on how you can be prepared for severe weather.

A list of hurricane supplies, evacuation information and other important information can be found at www.getagameplan.org.

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