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Hurricane Preparedness

This site contains a listing of local, state and federal resources available for citizens to refer to when planning for an emergency.

If you are in need of immediate assistance due to severe weather, contact the HANO disaster line at 1-877-426-6674.

For any critical emergencies (medical or fire) dial 911.

Quick tips to use when preparing for an emergency:

Prepare a plan!
Talk with family members and develop a plan for emergency events. Develop a check list, purchase, and store essentials in a safe location. Keep an emergency kit handy and secure outdoor objects before a storm approaches. Remember to include pets in your plan.

Evacuate when called!
Dial 3-1-1 to register for the City Assisted Evacuation Plan through the City of New Orleans if you are in need of assistance in evacuating. Be sure to identify your family members’ special needs and whether you will require medical attention. Pack a small bag with essentials such as important paperwork, identification, medications and prescriptions to keep handy in a convenient location.

Stay informed!
Purchase a weather radio and monitor news alerts for instructions from local officials. Register at to receive real time text message and email news alerts.


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Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Disaster Recovery Toolkit :: Download

HANO’s Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Plan for 2019 :: Download

HANO's Tips on Preparing for an Emergency :: Download

City Assisted Evacuation Plan :: Download

City of New Orleans Evacuspot Locations :: Download

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness :: Download

Download the Official Louisiana Hurricane Survival Guide :: Download

Helpful Links

City of New Orleans ::

Sign up for Emergency Text Messages from the City of New Orleans ::

Get helpful tips on Emergency Preparedness ::

Download Contraflow Evacuation Maps ::

Find information and federal resources on natural disasters ::

Evacuation Route Pickup Spots :: Click Here