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 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