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 Home>Family & Home>Hazards and Threats>Are You Ready?>
Preparing Your Family For a Flood
Family discussion about flood

Talk with your family about any impending disaster. Family support and preparation can be key to successful readiness and future recovery.

Preparing Your Home For a Flood
Flooded home

Your home is one of the largest financial and emotional investments you are likely to make. Advanced planning and preparation can reduce flood damage to your home and belongings in times of disaster.

Family Disaster Plan
Family Disaster Plan

All families in Louisiana should have a family disaster plan. This article provides information about developing a disaster plan for your family.

Preparing a Child's Evacuation To-Go Kit
Kids with To Go Kits

Information about preparing a child's evacuation to-go kit in anticipation of a disaster and possible family evacuation. Parents can help their child be a part of the preparation to evacuate prior to an approaching disaster and assemble this critically important material.

Prepare an evacuation to-go kit for your child
(Distributed 08/29/08) Adults are urged to assemble a “grab-and-go” box of important papers in case of a hurricane evacuation. How about making a “to-go kit” for your child? Assembling a few treasured items can help your child in times of disaster, according to LSU AgCenter family development professor Dr. Rebecca White.
What’s A 3-Day Food Supply?
Most disaster checklists include recommendations to keep a three-day food supply on hand for each person, but just exactly what does that mean? LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames has some of the answers.
Stock Up On Hurricane Supplies Now
Disaster Preparedness Supplies
Stocking up on disaster supplies is a smart move for families living in disaster-prone areas and especially important as Louisiana's hurricane season approaches.
Be Ready If You Need To ‘Grab And Go’; Pack ‘Evacuation Box’ Now
You may not be able to prevent hurricanes and storms that interrupt your routine or destroy your home, but you can make plans to keep them from disrupting everything, according to LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker.
Crops and Livestock Disaster Information Resources Series
Disaster Information Resources
These publications are designed to help Louisiana residents recover from floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful and dangerous events.
Preparing for Hurricanes - Seasonal and Last-minute Steps
You can reduce your expected damage from hurricanes by taking some steps to prepare.
Disaster Wallet Card
disaster wallet card
If an evacuation or other emergency separates family and friends, you’ll want to find each other. Fill out a card for each close friend and relative. Carry it with you wherever you go.