Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
The Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness’ goal is to provide its residents and businesses with all the necessary information needed to plan for an emergency, disaster of any kind, or to report suspicious activity.
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Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in Mexico Wednesday morning, with life-threatening, flooding rain, and then track toward the U.S. Gulf Coast later this weekend bringing a threat of flooding rain, high surf, coastal flooding, and winds.
Now is the Time to Prepare for a Hurricane!
Please use the information below and on the pages listed in the left column navigation menu on this page to help you prepare for a possible hurricane.
A Hurricane Preparedness Message from Parish President Kirk Lepine
Prepare a Disaster Supply Kit
Have enough emergency supplies to last for at least three days (72 hours). At a minimum, be sure to include:
- Water (at least one gallon per person per day)
- Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food (manual can opener)
- Disposable plates and utensils
- Battery-powered flashlight
- Battery-powered radio
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Prescription medication (two-week supply)
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant wipes
- Eyeglasses or contact lenses
- Toilet paper, soap, wipes, personal hygiene items
- Large plastic garbage bags
- Change of clothes, gloves, sturdy shoes, rain gear
- Blankets and pillows
- Keys (home, vehicle, boat)
- Tools (including rope, duct tape, tarp)
- Unscented bleach
- Supplies for those with special needs (infants, children, seniors and pets)
- Important documents (driver’s license, birth certificate, insurance papers, medical records, etc. in a waterproof container)