Hurricane season starts on June 1 and runs through November 30 each year. Livingston Parish Library has gathered these resources to help you get prepared for any storms that our community may encounter. Patrons can access these guides to learn about hurricane safety, emergency planning, evacuation routes and public alerts so that you can keep ahead of the storm.
- Patrons can use the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness “Get a Game Plan” guide which provides a simple but successful game plan for you and your family in the event of a hurricane.
- Experts in disaster preparation, prevention, response, recovery and mitigation have written this guide which is designed to help you to be better prepared while helping to reduce risks during an emergency situation.
- Patrons can access the “Inside the Eye” blog which provides resources and information on tropical storms and hurricanes from leading weather experts and teams.
- Patrons can use this guide to stay up-to-date with information on what to do before, during and after a hurricane, provided to you by The National Weather Service.
- Here patrons can access the latest forecasts and tracking on Atlantic and Pacific tropical storms and hurricanes.
- The Red Cross recommends preparation as the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Know the difference between the threat levels and plan accordingly.
- Patrons can get information on important topics like: Do you need an evacuation plan? Is your home insurance up to date? Is your home up to local building code specifications?
- This site provides patrons with access to the US and Louisiana highway evacuation map and important emergency response numbers.
- Pets need emergency plans too. Patrons can make sure they are prepared while also accounting for their pet’s needs in an emergency situation.
- Patrons can use this site to learn about the risks to better prepare themselves before a hurricane strikes your area.
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- IPAWS is the system that issues the Wireless Emergency Alerts that are sent to your phone or device by state and local public safety officials. The National Weather Service, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the President of the United States all send out alerts to your devices consisting of text along with a unique sound and vibration.