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.
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.
- Text your ZIP code to 888777 for emergency alerts.
- Visit ready.nola.gov for ongoing updates.
- Follow @nolaready on social media.
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