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Prepare for Tropical Storm Nate

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:53 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

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Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to impact Southeast Louisiana over the weekend, starting Saturday, and will likely strengthen to a category 1 hurricane. Heavy wind is currently the primary concern for New Orleans, with secondary threats including rainfall and tornadoes. Storm surge is also a threat for residents outside of levy protection. 

 

Plan to shelter in place, have 3 days of supplies for each person in your household, and stay informed. 

Sign up for emergency alerts for life safety information. For non-emergency information and updates on Tropical Storm Nate, text NATE to 888777 or go to ready.nola.gov

Prepare to shelter in place

Gather what you'll need to shelter in place

 

  • Non-perishable food for 3 days
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Week’s supply of prescription medications
  • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
  • Books & games

 

Prepare for power & water outages

 

  • Sign up for the special needs registry if you need power for medical equipment. Call 311.
  • Fill your bathtub with water to clean and flush toilets.
  • Turn your fridge to its lowest temperature.
  • Charge electronic devices.
  • Preserve cell phone battery life.
  • Stay away from low-hanging or downed power lines.

Prepare for a storm

Clean your property and street

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from catch basins. Report clogged catch basins to 311.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.
  • Move possessions to your highest floor.
  • Photograph your property for insurance purposes.

Secure your home

 

  • Check your roof and siding for any loose pieces.
  • Cover your windows with plywood or storm shutters.
  • Secure boats and recreational vehicles.
  • If you live in a trailer or mobile home, evacuate for any storm. Before you leave, do all the above and:
  • Shut off fuel lines but do not disconnect them.
  • Turn off water where it enters your home.
  • Use both “over the top” and “frame” ties to secure your home.

 

NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans' emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.