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Emergency Contacts and Education Resources

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  • Facts and Hurricane History

    Facts and Hurricane History

    The Saffir Simpson wind scale measures Hurricane intensityThe Saffir Simpson wind scale measures Hurricane intensity

    Learn more on what goes into categorizing hurricanes, how often major storms hit and just what kind of damage you can expect.

    Learn more on what goes into categorizing hurricanes, how often major storms hit and just what kind of damage you can expect.

  • Maps for Tracking and Planning

    Maps for Tracking and Planning

    Know where the storm is going and how to get out of its path with satellite images, tracking charts and evacuation maps. 

    Know where the storm is going and how to get out of its path with satellite images, tracking charts and evacuation maps. 

  • Disaster Planning Essentials

    Disaster Planning Essentials

    Avoid being caught off guard when a storm enters the Gulf of Mexico by having an emergency plan in place and supplies on hand.

    Avoid being caught off guard when a storm enters the Gulf of Mexico by having an emergency plan in place and supplies on hand.

  • Hurricane Safety Guide

    Hurricane Safety Guide

    KATC's Hurricane Safety Guide will get you prepared for what you need to know before the season starts, before a storm makes landfall, during a a storm and afterwards.

    KATC's Hurricane Safety Guide will get you prepared for what you need to know before the season starts, before a storm makes landfall, during a a storm and afterwards.

There are multiple local, state and federal agencies involved in preparing people for emergencies and offering educational resources.

National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

For those interested in a detailed examination of hurricanes from the National Hurricane Center. www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/

National Weather Service Lake Charles Tropical Page: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lch/?n=tropic

Lafayette Utilities Handbook: PDF - To help everyone in Lafayette Parish be better prepared for hurricanes and tropical storms, Lafayette Utilities System published the Hurricane Handbook. This 40-page handbook features a variety of in-depth information including a directory of important phone numbers, evacuation routes, a hurricane tracking map, emergency planning information and checklist for individuals and businesses, generator and chainsaw safety, and much more. More than ever, Acadiana businesses need to know the importance of being prepared and having a plan in place. 

Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness: http://www.getagameplan.org/

Louisiana Disaster Evacuation Guide: PDF

Louisiana State Police Road Closures information: http://www.lsp.org/

Alphabetical by Parish, list of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness contacts: http://gohsep.la.gov/ABOUT/PARISHPA

Red Cross National Shelter System: https://nss.communityos.org/cms/

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes: Provides information on what you can do to strengthen and protect your home from a hurricane. www.flash.org/

Ready.gov for Kids, Educators and Parents: Learn what causes hurricanes, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Master. www.ready.gov/kids/games


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Hurricane Center

Hurricane Safety Guide

Disaster Planning Essentials

Maps for Tracking and Planning

Facts and Hurricane History

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