Hurricane Preparedness Web site

June 1, 2007

Reported by: Associated Press

Louisianians have a new Web site for hurricane season intended to link the public with emergency preparedness information.

The site -- -- offers information on hurricane evacuation, preparation, shelters and traffic routes, and will serve as a source of information after a storm hits.

Governor Kathleen Blanco announced the site part of her efforts to urge Louisiana residents to prepare for the hurricane season that starts today. The site also has links to state agencies, FEMA and the federal homeland security office. The state also offers free copies of evacuation guides, with different versions for southeast and southwest Louisiana.

Those pamphlets are available in the New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles areas as well as smaller coastal towns, at Wal-Mart, Lowes, The Home Depot, state police offices, emergency management offices and state transportation department offices.