City of New Orleans encourages residents to prepare for possible tropical weather next week

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said Friday that it is monitoring Tropical Storm Sally and is encouraging residents to use the weekend to prepare for a possible hurricane.

a close up of a map: Sally

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Gather what you’ll need to shelter in place:

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  • Non-perishable food for 3 days
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Week’s supply of prescription medications
  • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
  • Books & games
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you should also include face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants in your home kit to prevent the spread during recovery activities.

Clean your property and street:

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from catch basins. Report clogged catch basins to 311.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.
  • Move possessions to your highest floor.
  • Photograph your property for insurance purposes.

Stay connected:

  • Text your ZIP code to 888777 for emergency alerts.
  • Visit for ongoing updates.
  • Follow @nolaready on social media.

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