While we all hope this year’s hurricane season is an uneventful one, I encourage you to prepare now. Making a family plan and an evacuation plan is very important for your family’s safety. Sometimes, citizens may be asked to evacuate should a storm head our way.
We will continue to communicate with you about potentially dangerous storms. We will use www.stpgov.org, the St. Tammany Parish Facebook page, Access St. Tammany Channel 10, and all other resources to keep the citizens of St. Tammany Parish informed and aware. If you do evacuate, please monitor www.stpgov.org wherever your location for up to date information. WWL Radio, 870 AM, will have a broadcast site in our Emergency Operations Center.
If the governor activates the Contra-Flow plan, it will probably start in St. Tammany Parish about 30 hours before the onset of gale-force winds. You should already have an evacuation destination planned. Unfortunately, waiting until Contra-Flow is enacted could require you to change your routes and plans. Please keep this in mind.
Please take the time now to use the information in this guide to ensure your family has a plan. Include provisions for the sick and medically-dependent, elderly, and for pets. Review this plan with your family. The time you spend now can save lives of loved ones later. Thank you for joining with us in preparing for hurricane season.
Patricia “Pat” Brister
• Red Cross
• Flood Fact Sheet (pdf)
• St. Tammany Parish Hazard Mitigation Planning
• 2012 Annual Report (pdf)
• Senior Evacuation Notification Registration Form (SENS) (pdf)
• Spanish & Vietnamese Evacuation Information
• St. Tammany Parish 2012 Hurricane & Flooding Safety Information Brochure (pdf)