Hurricanes can be devastating to Louisiana and the United States. They can bring storm surge, flooding and wind damage. These powerful hurricanes can also destroy homes and infrastructure.
Whether you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, or somewhere else along the Gulf Coast, hurricanes can impact your life and your family. They can cause property damage, power outages, and even deadly injuries.
It’s a good time to be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season, which is expected to be an above-average one with 14 to 20 named storms and up to 10 of them becoming hurricanes. Having a hurricane emergency plan, creating an emergency kit, and having hurricane insurance are key ways to prepare for the upcoming season.
Although this year’s hurricane season has delivered something Louisiana hasn’t had for years: a quiet hurricane season, the break in activity means it will be tough to get back on track with recovery efforts after last year’s record-breaking hurricanes. Especially in places that still need repairs following Hurricane Ida, it’s important to take steps to make sure you and your family are protected during the next storm season.
As the hurricane season begins this June, it’s a good time to be ready for a hurricane. Create a hurricane kit that includes water, non-perishable food, medication, cash, disinfectant supplies, personal hygiene items, personal identification and important documents, supplies for your children, and pet supplies.