South Louisiana has a 5th season, hurricane season. Our position along the gulf coast means that we get share our summers and falls with the propensity for tropical systems to either shoot the gap between Florida and the Caribbean, or for a system to regroup in the Gulf of Mexico and pose a threat to our coastline. While the last few years have been quiet, close calls and direct hits have taught us not to let our guard down.
Decades of experience and generations of advice provide us with the knowledge and insight necessary to make the best decisions possible. Keeping fuel, water, and non-perishable food on hand; especially when a storm enters the gulf is always a smart thing to do. However, it’s important to know when and how to leave, should you and your family need to. Having an evacuation plan, even if you never use it, needs to be a primary component of your hurricane season strategy. Account for all of your family member’s needs, young and old, in terms of medicine, nutrition, etc. Be able to accommodate your pets and organize any belongings you want to bring with you. Evacuation can be crucial for you safety. Here are a few things to know about evacuation planning.