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Jindal on Hurricane Season: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal urged Louisianians to get a game plan for the 2014 Hurricane Season, which begins today and ends November 30.

Governor Jindal said, “Louisianians know how frequently our state lies in the path of hurricanes and tropical storms, and our people know too well how dangerous these storms can be for our communities. That is why to mark the start of Hurricane Season I am urging all Louisianians to get a game plan ready for their families before a storm is headed our way. Although we hope for the best, we should always prepare for the worst so we can ensure we're ready for a hurricane or other natural disaster threatening our state.”

A list of hurricane supplies, evacuation information and other critical information can be found on the www.getagameplan.org website. Here are some examples of what families may need in the event they must evacuate or shelter in place:

• A three to five day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil
• One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person
• A first aid kit that includes each family's prescription medications
• Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries
• An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash or traveler's checks
• Sanitation supplies
• Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members
• An extra pair of glasses
• Important family documents in a portable, waterproof container
• Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
• Paper and pencil
• Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
• Infant formula and diapers
• Pet food and extra water

Hurricane season ends November 30th. Learn more by visiting: www.getagameplan.org

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