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Emergency Preparedness

This site contains a listing of local, state and federal resources available for citizens to refer to when planning for an emergency.

Quick tips to use when preparing for an emergency:

Prepare a plan!
Talk with family members and develop a plan for emergency events. Develop a check list, purchase, and store essentials in a safe location. Keep an emergency kit handy and secure outdoor objects before a storm approaches. Remember to include pets in your plan.

Evacuate when called!
Dial 3-1-1 to register for the City Assisted Evacuation Plan through the City of New Orleans if you are in need of assistance in evacuating. Be sure to identify your family members’ special needs and whether you will require medical attention. Pack a small bag with essentials such as important paperwork, identification, medications and prescriptions to keep handy in a convenient location.

Stay informed!
Purchase a weather radio and monitor news alerts for instructions from local officials. Register at http://ready.nola.gov/home/ to receive real time text message and email news alerts.

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Helpful Links
City of New Orleans »
City of New Orleans City-Assisted Evacuation Information »
Sign up for Emergency Text Messages from the City of New Orleans »
Helpful Tips on Emergency Preparedness »
Download Contraflow Evacuation Maps »
Find Information and Federal Resources on Natural Disasters (FEMA) »
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness »