SW La. residents urged to conduct phone survey for hurricane prep

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 14:43:34-04

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging everyone in southwest Louisiana to help with a hurricane evacuation study. This month LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI) will be conducting a phone survey on individual preparedness actions. The call will take about 20 minutes to complete, “LSU” will appear on your caller ID.

Topics in the survey will include:

-Will you evacuate or stay?

-Where will you go?

-How will you get there?

-Do you know your evacuation route?

This will help officials understand understand the public’s evacuation decision making process, evacuation intent, transportation needs and the expectations when returning home.

Calls will be made to people living in Acadia, Assumption, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.

Survey calls will be made to both cell phones and residential lines.