Hello New Orleans!
It’s time for hurricane prep. Each year hurricane season lasts from June to November, but as we saw last week, storms are possible throughout the year.
Tropical weather begins with a low-pressure area of circling winds over water. A system can develop into a tropical depression, tropical storm, or a hurricane. Dangers include high winds, heavy rain, tornadoes, flooding, and power outages, which means you should insure your property for both wind and flood damage.
You’re probably no stranger to these storms. Still, it’s important to make a plan with your family in case a storm comes our way. Depending on a storm’s severity, a mandatory evacuation might be ordered. If the City of New Orleans issues a mandatory evacuation, all residents and visitors must leave. If an evacuation is not ordered, it’s up to you to decide to evacuate or shelter in place.
We’re listing the hurricane preparedness basics below. But there are extra things to consider during an emergency for some families that include:
Find more information on hurricane season prep at ready.nola.gov/hurricane or call 311.
Until next month,
- The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound