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Hurricane Resources

Hurricane season is from June 1 – November 1 every year. The Livingston Parish Library has gathered these resources to help you get prepared for any storm that our community may encounter. Patrons can access these guides to learn about hurricane safety, emergency planning, evacuation routes, and public alerts so that you can keep ahead of the storm.

Get a Game Plan
  • Patrons can use the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness “Get a Game Plan” guide which provides a simple but successful game plan for you and your family in the event of a hurricane.
Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide
  • Experts in disaster preparation, prevention, response, recovery and mitigation have written this guide which is designed to help you to be better prepared while helping to reduce risks during an emergency situation.
Inside the Eye: the official blog of the National Hurricane Service
  • Patrons can access the “Inside the Eye” blog which provides resources and information on tropical storms and hurricanes from leading weather experts and teams.
National Weather Service – Hurricane Safety
  • Patrons can use this guide to stay up-to-date with information on what to do before, during and after a hurricane, provided to you by The National Weather Service.
National Hurricane Center
  • Here patrons can access the latest forecasts and tracking on Atlantic and Pacific tropical storms and hurricanes.
Red Cross
  • The Red Cross recommends preparation as the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Know the difference between the threat levels and plan accordingly.
What You Should Know About Hurricanes
  • Patrons can get information on important topics like: Do you need an evacuation plan? Is your home insurance up to date? Is your home up to local building code specifications?
Louisiana Emergency Evacuation Map
  • This site provides patrons with access to the US and Louisiana highway evacuation map and important emergency response numbers.
Emergency Planning for Pet Owners
  • Pets need emergency plans too. Patrons can make sure they are prepared while also accounting for their pet’s needs in an emergency situation.
Hurricane. Be Smart. Know Your Hazard.
  • Patrons can use this site to learn about the risks to better prepare themselves before a hurricane strikes your area.
IPAWS: Intergrated Public Alert Warning
(free mobile app information)
  • IPAWS is the system that issues the Wireless Emergency Alerts that are sent to your phone or device by state and local public safety officials. The National Weather Service, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the President of the United States all send out alerts to your devices consisting of text along with a unique sound and vibration.

Questions? Please contact your preferred branch for details.