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May 27, 2010 6:33 PM by Veronica White

Hurricane Season Preps- Get A Game Plan


Hurricane season starts Tuesday-- and law enforcement and parish leaders are getting ready.

They want everyone to get a game plan now.

Acadiana's leaders in emergency preparedness finalized plans this week at meetings such as Thursday's summit in St. Martinville.

They say pre-planning is especially important in areas south of I10.

Some of their survival plan in the disaster guide includes:
-deciding where to go if you leave home
-learning evacuation routes
-making a survival kit
-preparing special needs relatives and animals
-protecting your home
-planning your finances

During evacuation law enforcement will put up barriers, moving all the traffic out of dangerous areas-but they recommend leaving before that has to happen.

"There is going to be a lot of traffic. There are going to be hold-ups when you're traveling because we're trying to move tens of thousands of people through very condensed areas," says Trooper Stephen Hammons of the Louisiana State Police.

To get a disaster evacuation guide, contact the Louisiana state police at 1-800-469-4828, the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS, or you can get it at most local grocery stores.

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