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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Make a Plan

When a disaster strikes, will you and your family be ready? Develop a plan to make sure every family member knows what to do, who to call, and where to go during an emergency. 

  1. Pick the same person for each family member to call or email. It might be easier to reach someone who's out of town.
  2. Choose a place to reunite if separated during an emergency. Choose a place near your home and another place outside your neighborhood. 
  3. Gather Supplies for what you'll need during an emergency or evacuation. You should plan on having 3 days worth of supplies in your emergency kit and to go bag.  
  4. Practice alternate routes. In an emergency roads may be blocked, buses and city transportation shut down or re-routed. Each family member should know all possible exit routes from home and neighborhood.
  5. Know how you will evacuate in the case of an emergency, whether it be through contraflow in your own car or locating the closest evacuspot.
  6. Practice your emergency plan from home, work, daycare, or school.  

Get A Game Plan

Want help making your plan? Check out Louisiana's Readiness website, Get A Game Plan, for strategies to create simple, successful emergency plans for your family or business.

Be informed, Make a plan, Build a kit, Get involved.


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Last updated: 5/24/2017 8:30:38 AM

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