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News 2's Mark Armstrong breaks down how inland storm surges can threaten the capital area during hurricane season. More >>
2 months ago Friday, June 01 2018 Jun 1, 2018 June 01, 2018 2:45 PM June 01, 2018 in Hurricane X
BATON ROUGE - The first day of hurricane season is also a good time to get organized. That includes knowing... More >>
2 months ago Friday, June 01 2018 Jun 1, 2018 June 01, 2018 2:38 PM June 01, 2018 in News
Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus sits down with state climatologist Barry Keim. More >>
2 months ago Friday, June 01 2018 Jun 1, 2018 June 01, 2018 11:50 AM June 01, 2018 in Hurricane X
Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus sits down with the director of the National Hurricane Center, Ken Graham. More >>
2 months ago Friday, June 01 2018 Jun 1, 2018 June 01, 2018 11:42 AM June 01, 2018 in Hurricane X
BATON ROUGE - For decades, parishes have gone back and forth about cleaning and dredging the Amite River. It runs... More >>
2 months ago Thursday, May 31 2018 May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 8:34 PM May 31, 2018 in News
Louisiana and Mississippi are among the most hurricane prone areas in the nation. Every year, various media outlets, including the... More >>
2 months ago Thursday, May 31 2018 May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 9:53 AM May 31, 2018 in Hurricane X
Ten years after Hurricane Gustav ravaged the Baton Rouge area, we revisit the storm that caused more than 800,000 to... More >>
2 months ago Friday, June 01 2018 Jun 1, 2018 June 01, 2018 11:32 AM June 01, 2018 in Hurricane X
We sit down with the people whose job it is to fly right into the eye of the storm and... More >>
2 months ago Friday, June 01 2018 Jun 1, 2018 June 01, 2018 11:27 AM June 01, 2018 in Hurricane X
NOAA has announced that they are expecting 10-16 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes, and 1-4 major hurricanes during the upcoming 2018... More >>
2 months ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 May 24, 2018 11:36 AM May 24, 2018 in Weather
The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not... More >>
1 year ago Friday, May 19 2017 May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 10:03 AM May 19, 2017 in Hurricane X
Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors... More >>
1 year ago Friday, May 19 2017 May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 9:59 AM May 19, 2017 in Hurricane X
Determine if whether or not you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home... More >>
1 year ago Friday, May 19 2017 May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 9:08 AM May 19, 2017 in Hurricane X
If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up... More >>
1 year ago Friday, May 19 2017 May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 9:36 AM May 19, 2017 in Weather
With the many and significant threats to property posed by a tropical cyclone, call your insurance company or agent now,... More >>
1 year ago Friday, May 19 2017 May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 9:32 AM May 19, 2017 in Weather
You are going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant... More >>
1 year ago Friday, May 19 2017 May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017 9:26 AM May 19, 2017 in Weather

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Get-A-Game-Plan App (iPhone/iPad) 

Get A Game Plan App

Developed by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, the Get-A-Game-Plan app for Apple devices provides a complete and easy way to gain access to emergency preparedness info on your mobile device in the event a storm is headed in your direction. This iOS app will help you in the development of an easy to follow but well-developed strategy for you and your family to know what to do, who to call and where to go in the event of a natural disaster. The Get-A-Game-Plan app includes several useful modules including an Emergency Checklist, Sheltering, Evacuation Zones and specific guidelines for emergency prep. The iOS app is available for free in the iTunes App Store.

If you don't have access to an Apple smartphone or tablet, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness has plenty of highly useful resources to safeguard your loved ones this hurricane season. Visit their website at www.getagameplan.org to gain access to resources that are available in the app.

 

GOHSEP's Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide (PDF)

GOHSEP Guide Link

Details about evacuation routes, emergency supply check-lists and other key disaster preparedness related info is also available in GOHSEP's handy Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide. The guide is available to be viewed on the web or downloaded in PDF format.