BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Local officials will be handing out essential items needed to help prepare residents for hurricane season.

The Beat the Heat/Hurricane Preparedness Event item giveaway will include box fans, water, flashlights with batteries, ready-to-eat meals, and PPE items. The event will also have snowballs and jambalaya. The event will be held at Sam’s parking lot on Cortana Place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Sam’s Club is located at 9598 Cortana Place. The event is open to the public.

State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, Sen. Regina Barrow, Rep. Vanessa Caston LaFleur, Entergy, Wal-Mart, the East Baton Rouge Office of the Mayor-President, and other local organizations will host the event.