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Gov Edwards reminds Louisianans to prepare for hurricane season

Posted: 10:01 AM, Jun 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-01 11:01:25-04

Today, June 1 is the start of the 2018 Hurricane season and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging the residents of Louisiana to get a game plan and prepare for any future storms.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have forecast the 2018 hurricane season to be an average to above average year with  13 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes. 

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has available online resources to help residents find supplies, evacuation routes, and other important information during storm season. 

The Governor teamed up with LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron for a PSA reminding citizens to GetaGamePlan. Watch that PSA here.  

The following is a short list of supplies the Governor’s office suggests that each resident should have:

A three to five day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won’t spoil.
One change of clothing and footwear per person.
A first aid kit that includes prescription medications.
Battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
Sanitation supplies.
Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members.
Pet food.

For more resources visit getagameplan.org , weather.gov , and ready.gov

The 2018 hurricane season runs from June 1 until November 30.