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The City of Lake Charles encourages all residents to follow these important steps in the event of a hurricane threat to Southwest Louisiana:
  • Listen to local emergency officials, and follow their instructions. Listen to t.v. and radio. Keep up to date by visiting the City of Lake Charles website.
  • Stock your home with non-perishable food, water, and supplies. Most people need at least one quart of water or other liquid to drink each day, but more would be better.
  • Food supplies should include healthy, high-energy foods that do not need to be refrigerated or cooked. stock enough to feed you and your family for at least three days.
  • General supplies include a battery-operated radio, extra batteries, flashlight, blankets or sleeping bags, paper plates and utensils, matches and candles, personal grooming items, medicine and a first aid kit.
  • Prescriptions should be refilled to prevent the possibility of shortage, it is better to fill your medicines now instead of waiting until a hurricane warning is issued.
  • Plan now for a possible evacuation. Get ready now. Don't wait until a hurricane is approaching to find a place to go. Have a predetermined destination, and follow emergency routes as prepared by parish and state officials.
  • Lock windows and doors and let relatives, friends and neighbors know where you are going. Make sure to ask about their plans as well.
  • Turn off electrical service at the main fuse or breaker box if flooding is imminent in the area where your home is located.
  • Help those with special needs or neighbors with challenging circumstances. Make sure they have a plan of action in evacuating the area. For information on the program visit Calcashout Emergency Alert System webpage.

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