Parish officials were on-hand today to speak with members of the media at the St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in downtown Covington during pre-hurricane season liaison training, about both internal and multi-agency preparedness measures as the 2017 hurricane season begins. All Parish Government departments have reviewed their emergency plans and assigned roles to employees. All government buildings and properties have been assessed and are ready for this year’s storm season. The liaison training is a final review of situational awareness operations already in place, as well as the real-time practice of newly implemented protocols.
“We stress every year, every new season — preparedness, because we know that though storm season can bring the unknown, we can go into it with a plan in place,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “We encourage every resident to do the same. Make an emergency plan, sign up for ALERT St. Tammany, get together with your neighbors to make sure storm drains are clear, and assess the needs of your elderly or infirmed family and friends to ensure that they will be cared for in an emergent weather situation.”
For additional resources to prepare for the 2017 hurricane season, and to sign up for ALERT St. Tammany, visit: www.stpgov.org/departments/hsep .