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Travel Trailer / Mobile Home Safety
No travel trailer or mobile home – now matter how new it is – can be a safe shelter from
storm force winds. Read more of this guide to find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family in the case of an emergency.

Family Disaster Supply Kit
As part of the emergency.louisiana.gov Disaster Evacuation Guide, we have compiled a Supply Kit of things to have ready in case of an emergency requiring evacuation.

Family Disaster Plans
Families can--and do--cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Follow the steps listed in this brochure (Microsoft Word Format) to create your family's disaster plan. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility.

Preparing Your Pets

  • If you are a pet owner, your family's disaster plan must include your pets. Bring pets indoors at the first sign of danger. If you must evacuate, the best thing you can to protect your pet is to evacuate them too.
  • Identify boarding facilities, veterinarians, or hotels outside of the affected areas that can accept your pets. If you have notice of an impending disaster, call ahead for reservations.
  • Pet-friendly shelters may be opened during an evacuation. This information will be available at shelter information points.
  • Create a disaster readiness kit for your pet including food, water, first aid supplies, feeding dishes,
    leashes, carrier, blanket, etc.
  • Make sure all family members are aware of these preparations.
  • Animal Shelter: 225-578-6111
  • Pet Shelters - LSU 1-800-928-5862
  • Pet Shelter at LSU Parker Agricultural Center, 225-578-6111
  • Pet Shelter at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette, next to the Cajundome call Lafayette Parish Animal Control at 337-291-5644 for more information. Food and supplies available, but owners must tend their pets.
  • Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association is accepting donations to help animals in need.
  • AKC Companion Animal Recovery/Canine Support and Relief Fund   Phone 1-800-252-7894. American Kennel Club providing crates, water food, and other animal supplies at staging areas in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas.
  • The Humane Society of the United States Promoting the protection of all animals
  • National List of Animal Shelters at Petfinders.org animal emergency response
  • PetNeighbor.Net Toll free number: 866-673-4705 and photo gallery of displaced pets.

Louisiana Emergency Alert System
"This is a test of the Emergency Alert System -- this is only a test...." This is the new test script that you will occasionally hear on your favorite broadcast station or your local cable system. read more.

Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guides
The Louisiana State Police have compiled a list of evacuation routes, guides, contraflow plans, and maps to assist the general public in times of emergency.




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