It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in Louisiana and the state wants you to make sure you have a plan in case of severe weather.
Families and individuals should have an emergency plan that outlines what they will do if they have to shelter in place because of severe weather and what they will do if they have to evacuate during severe weather.
Sheltering in place means going indoors, closing all windows and doors and staying put until the severe weather has passed and the all-clear has been given by your local government.
“Some severe weather events happen with little notice in Louisiana,” said GOHSEP Director James Waskom. “That can cause dangerous conditions to develop quickly and having your personal emergency plans in place can save lives. GOHSEP and our partners use this time to provide critical information to the public on various weather threats in Louisiana and to provide steps you can take to prepare now. Check out GOHSEP’s Facebook and Twitter accounts starting Sunday. We hope you use this information to prepare now before you face a weather-related emergency. Stay weather aware by knowing your forecast and take time to learn the meaning of weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service and other weather experts in the media.”
ArkLaTex residents can signup for alerts via ArkLatexhomepage.com by clicking here.
You can also download the ArkLaTexhomepage.com app by clicking here.
www.getagameplan.org: Louisiana residents can take simple steps to protect themselves, their families, their pets and their homes. GOHSEP provides detailed tips and information for how to respond in the event of a tornado, flooding, thunderstorm, hurricane or other severe weather.