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Hurricanes

Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. Homeowners, renters and business owners throughout East Baton Rouge Parish should prepare for the threat of hurricanes. Hurricanes can also cause extensive damage and affect critical utilities to the Parish. Due to the geographic location of East Baton Rouge, our Parish can become inundated with contra flow traffic and evacuees who are trying to escape the storm threatening the Gulf Coast. For specific information on how citizens and businesses can better prepare for the hurricane season, go to www.RedStickReady.com

If a hurricane threatens your area, you should:
  • Listen to the radio or TV for information.
  • Secure your home, close storm shutters or board up your windows, secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
  • Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.
  • Turn off propane tanks and avoid using the phone except for serious emergencies.
  • Move your boat if time permits from marina.
  • Ensure an adequate supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water.
  • Ensure you have the items necessary for you and your family’s survival.
You should evacuate under these conditions:
  • If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.
  • If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure, such structures are particularly hazardous during hurricanes no matter how well-fastened to the ground.
  • If you live in a high-rise building; hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
  • If you think you or your family are in danger.