south louisiana hurricane

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

It’s the beginning of June!  You know what that means in South Louisiana…the official start of Hurricane Season.  Our 5th season of the year. Are you prepared for Hurricane Season?

Let’s start gathering our supplies so that we will be ready to either leave at a moments notice or ride out the days of no electricity…

Put all of your birth certificate, marriage certificates, insurance policies, social security cards and mortgage/title for your house papers in a ziplock bag.

Keep all your medications in one place and when we hear of a storm developing, get refills on these meds if at all possible.

Keep at least 3 gallons of water per person.  If you have an extra freezer, we like to fill our milk jugs and freeze them.  This will help keep your freezer cool and also act as extra water when it thaws.

Make sure you have a NON-ELECTRIC can opener!  This caught me off guard one year!  I had plenty of can food but forgot about having to open it with no electricity!  LOL

Another thing I failed to think of one year… Paper towels and toilet paper!  If electricity is out for a while, it may be hard to get to the stores.

Don’t forget the babies!  Diapers, wipes, formula, baby food

These are just a few of the things that may slip your mind when scrambling to get prepared.  This year lets all vow to do as much preparation as possible.  Get one of the plastic containers and store your things in there.  Just in case.

The Governors Office of Homeland Security has an awesome site.  You may want to take some time to check it out.

I hope we have a quiet season and I pray that you all remain safe and sound.

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