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Today, as Gov. John Bel Edwards announces the beginning of the 2018 Hurricane season, he and LSU Head Football Coach Ed Ogeron are encouraging all Louisianans to GetAGamePlan and get prepared.
 
Hurricane season is June 1-November 30, and while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an average number of hurricanes this season, it only takes one severe weather event to cause damage.
“Now is the time to plan and prepare for the safety and security of your family, businesses and pets should severe weather strike Louisiana during this hurricane season,” said Gov. Edwards. “We’ve already had our first tropical threat along the Gulf Coast this year, and as we know from first-hand experience, it’s never too early to prepare. We must always be alert and heed all warnings from state, local, weather and emergency officials. Taking the time to put together your personal plans will help save lives.”
 The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) has several resources at GetAGameplan.org and the free GetAGamePlan App. 
 
There you can find a list of hurricane supplies, evacuation routes and other critical information. Also, check the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s www.511la.org  for travel routes in regions impacted by the weather.
 
 
 Some examples of supplies that may be needed include:
  • A three to five day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won’t spoil.
  • One change of clothing and footwear per person.
  • A first aid kit that includes prescription medications.
  • Battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
  • Sanitation supplies.
  • Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members.
  • Pet food.
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