BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – With rain, wind and two storms headed our way, Mayor Broome took the proactive step and declared a Parish-wide Emergency.
You can find details about the declaration below:
Due to the continued threat of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura, all City-Parish buildings will be closed on Monday, August 24, 2020, and Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will enter partial activation on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.
2020 Hurricane Preparedness Tips
- Make an Emergency Plan.
- Develop a plan with your household members that outlines what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes. Complete your household Emergency Plan at brla.gov/emergency
- Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. Don’t forget to plan for the office, kids’ daycare, and anywhere you may visit.
- Discuss the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your hurricane planning efforts.
- Gather supplies. Consider having enough supplies for each person in your household for at least three days, to include but not limited to: medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, personal hygiene items, personal identification, and pet supplies in your go-bag or car.
- Be prepared to take hygiene items with you like soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or general household cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces you may need to touch regularly.
- Prepare your home
- Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs.
- Secure loose items and clear gutters.
- Fuel your vehicles, generators, and gas cans.
- Consider purchasing a portable generator and dditional gas cans.
- Check your insurance coverage. Keep a copy with you – paper or electronic.
- Stay informed.
- Follow Red Stick Ready on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Download the free Red Stick Ready app on your smartphone.
- Visit www.redstickready.com for information and preparedness tips.
Sand and Sandbag Locations
As a precautionary measure, City-Parish officials, in coordination with BREC Parks and Recreation, have pre-positioned sand and sandbags at eight strategic locations throughout the Parish. Residents are urged to bring their own shovels to fill the sandbags. To view sand locations go to: https://gis.brla.gov/emergency
Sand and bags are available at the following BREC sites:
- BREC Airline Highway Fairgrounds – 16072 Airline Highway
- BREC Alsen Park – 601 Old Rafe Mayer Road
- BREC Cadillac Street – 6117 Cadillac Street
- BREC Doyles Bayou Park – 7801 Port Hudson-Pride Road
- BREC Flannery Road Park – 801 S Flannery Road
- BREC Hartley-Vey at Gardere Park – 1702 Gardere Lane
- BREC Lovett Road Park – 13443 Lovett Road
- BREC Memorial Stadium – 1702 Foss Street
For more information contact MOHSEP at (225) 389-2100, follow us @RedStickReady on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and download the Red Stick Ready mobile application — free on Apple and Android devices by searching “Red Stick Ready”. East Baton Rouge Parish residents can text “REDSTICKREADY” to 225-243-9991 to subscribe to local emergency updates.
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