Hurricane Season

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No one is ever READY for Hurricane Season. At least not emotionally. But we can take steps to be better prepared.

It’s a fact of life in Southeast Louisiana – Hurricane Season. But there is no need to be afraid when you are prepared and know what it takes to get through the tropical systems.

Hurricane Season 2024 – June 1st – November 30th 

Be sure you and your family are prepared and stay connected and weather aware.

Hurricane Season is here once again. Are you prepared?

LifeSongs wants to make sure you and your family take all the necessary precautions in case of an emergency.

New Orleans Plan

Everyone needs a Game

1. Put Together An Emergency Kit (Including PPP)
2. Make Preparations for Evacuations
3. Stay Informed

City officials stress that there will be no shelters of last resort in the area, though they will help those who need assistance find a safe place.

Special needs/evacuation assistance registration numbers:

Orleans – 311
Jefferson – 504-349-5360
St. Bernard – 504-278-1593
Plaquemines – 504-297-5000
St. Tammany – 985-898-2359

Sign-Up for the Hurricane Alert System
The city wants everyone living in New Orleans to sign-up for a new Hurricane Alert System. Those who register will be contacted via e-mail, cell phone, pager or Blackberry about any storms threatening the region. To sign-up, visit

Emergency Traffic Info
Citizens can get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at

Emergency Shelter Information & Checkpoints
Because of the fluid nature of shelter occupancy, citizens are encouraged to obtain information about shelter openings and locations at shelter information points along the evacuation route. Information about shelter evacuation points will be posted on this site as well as on the Department of Social Services website, the Louisiana State Police website, or by calling the American Red Cross at their toll-free number, (866) GET-INFO or (866) 438-4636.

Personal/Family Emergency Preparedness
Be sure you and your loved ones have a clear plan of action in place in case of a mandatory evacuation, including evacuation maps, emergency contact information, and an emergency preparedness kit. There are six basics that you should stock for your disaster supply kit: water, food, clothing and bedding, first aid supplies, tools and emergency supplies and special items. Click here for a complete list of items for your family disaster supply kit.

Other Resources/Links – Printable Contraflow Map – Preparing for storms in Louisiana – Energy storm preparedness & updates for your home – Tips from the National Hurricane Survival Initiative (including the National Hurricane Center, FEMA, the Salvation Army and others) – Disaster resources from the state of Louisiana – Links to PDFs and web sites that can help you develop a simple but successful game plan for your family.– Everything you need to know to prepare for a disaster from the city of New Orleans, and how to sign up for local emergency updates via text message or email – Evacuation tips, weather resources and emergency information from the city’s Office of Emergency Preparedness – Information on hurricane preparation from the federal government – Hurricane instructions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency – Helpful information from the Red Cross to keep you prepared in the event of an emergency – A comprehensive resource for hurricane safety information – National Weather Service – National Hurricane Center