Get Ready for Hurricane Season!

Get ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1st

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June 2018

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 or call 311.

Until next month,

– The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound

Stay connected

Sign up to receive emergency alerts and keep up with the news during hurricane season. Know the contact info of your family and friends so you can get in touch if you need to.

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Make a plan

Make a plan to evacuate and to shelter at home. If you can’t evacuate on your own, learn about City-assisted evacuation. Include your family’s special needs in your plans.

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Gather supplies

Make a home kit with what you need to shelter in place for 3 days. Pack a go bag with what you need to evacuate. You’ll be surprised how many things you already have.

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NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

This message contains emergency preparedness information. Emergency alerts are sent through a separate program. To sign up for emergency alerts, text your zip code to 888777 or go to