GOHSEP gives tips ahead of Ida

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Ahead of hurricane Ida, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) advises Louisiana residents to be ready before the storm hits.  

Mike Steele with GOHSEP says storms like this can be dangerous because of the short amount of time people have to prepare. 

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

For more tips on how to prepare for storms, visit GetAGamePlan.org

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