Hurricane season has officially begun. The Bayou State may be relieved it has avoided tropical threat Alberto but the Spokesperson of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mike Steele says now is the time to get a plan in place in case Louisiana is threatened by a major hurricane.
“If you have relatives in other parts of the state talk to them about possibly going there. Maybe set aside a few dollars for an emergency fund in case you have to have a couple of nights hotel stay or travel expenses.”
Steele says if you don’t have flood insurance now is the time to get it and also take a look at your homeowner's insurance.
“Have conversations now with your insurance agent. Make sure you know what’s covered, what’s not covered, what some of the deductibles may be.”
GOHSEP encourages you to go to getagameplan.org to help you get an idea what kind of supplies you’ll need this upcoming season.
“Take all those steps now, any steps you take now will just make recovery that much easier should we be faced with a disaster this year.”