Emergency Preparation Resources
Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. NSM is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
This year's theme, "Safety Starts with Me," was inspired by the pillar of Leadership and Employee Engagement from the Journey to Safety Excellence.Successful organizations engage everyone in safety and create a culture where people feel a personal responsibility not only for their own safety, but for that of their coworkers, family and friends.
The Atlantic Hurricane season begins on June 1st. Just like some of us need to be reminded of the benefits of eating a balance diet or keeping the correct amount of air in our tires, this page documents the annual messages sent out over our social media channels to remind in particular, any students who are from out of town about the benefits of not only having emergency savings but also an emergency plan.
- After seeing the storms in Oklahoma, we thought we would remind everyone about the importance of paying attention to weather reports in your area. It pays to have a plan. http://ow.ly/lIrfS
- What's an Evacuspot? We want everyone who recently moved to New Orleans to know the story behind these public sculptures popping up on some major intersections. http://ow.ly/lG24v
- Do you know where the nearest Evacuspot is? http://new.nola.gov/ready/evacuspots/
- Text HURRICANE to 43362 to receive monthly preparedness tips (msg/data rates apply)
- Are you prepared? Natural disasters and fires can occur anywhere, at any time. Take the time during National Safety Month to practice your emergency drills with all your family members, and prepare an emergency kit filled with water, nonperishable food, a flashlight and blankets. Tips on creating an effective plan and kit are available through the National Safety Council. Sign up today to receive free resources. http://goo.gl/k4gE9
- Are you Red Cross Ready -- http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340160_Hurricane.pdf
- The NOLA Ready Emergency Alert System provides accurate, immediate emergency notifications from the City of New Orleans to your cell, work or home phone, via text, email or voice message http://new.nola.gov/ready/emergency-alerts/
- #NOLAReadyTip You can get emergency info from City to your phone/email. Call #nola311 or registerhttp://t.co/A4KTm5wqjs for #EmergencyAlert
- #NOLAReadyTip: During #hurricaneseason, keep gas tanks full. During emergencies long lines at gas stations are common.
- #NOLAReadyTip: Your pet needs an emergency plan, too. Find out how: http:// http://t.co/uO1jlrinu8
- #NOLAReadyTip: Trim trees now. In high winds flying branches can damage home. debris removal info here http://t.co/Ifer1AnU62 #hurricaneprep
- Have a pet? The Louisiana SPCA 's website has a special section on emergency preparedness issues for pet owners -- http://www.la-spca.org/page.aspx?
- Remember to get a car charger for your cell phone in case power goes out for an extended period of time. BEFORE THE STORM: keep you cell phone plugged in so it's fully charged if and when you lose power.
- Keep a minimum amount of food in your freezer during the peak of hurricane season. Put frozen dinners in ziplock bags in case power goes out for a prolonged period of time. Put some small filled water bottles in the freezer . They will help keep food cold longer in the event of a prolonged power outage.
- You are not going to be able to waste time on Facebook while you are waiting for the power to return. Get at least one deck of traditonal playing cards and other puzzles and games to help pass the time.
Other hurricane-related safety tips to use throughout the season
- #safetytip: Be prepared for hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding – What You Should Include in an Emergency Kit
- A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours.
- Know your evacuation route & listen to local officials
- A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the next 36 hours.
- Follow evacuation orders from local officials if given.
- Review the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide and the Official Louisiana Hurricane Survival Guide
Updated July 6, 2013