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Thursday October 5th, 2017 :: 05:38 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Prepare for Tropical Storm Nate

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Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to impact Southeast Louisiana over the weekend, starting Saturday, and will likely strengthen to a category 1 hurricane. Heavy wind is currently the primary concern for New Orleans, with secondary threats including rainfall and tornadoes. Storm surge is also a threat for residents outside of levy protection. 

Plan to shelter in place, have 3 days of supplies for each person in your household, and stay informed. 

You are subscribed to NOLA Ready emergency alerts and will receive life safety information. For non-emergency information and updates on Tropical Storm Nate, text NATE to 888777 or go to ready.nola.gov

Prepare to shelter in place

Gather what you'll need to shelter in place
  • Non-perishable food for 3 days
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Week’s supply of prescription medications
  • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
  • Books & games
Prepare for power & water outages
  • Sign up for the special needs registry if you need power for medical equipment. Call 311.
  • Fill your bathtub with water to clean and flush toilets.
  • Turn your fridge to its lowest temperature.
  • Charge electronic devices.
  • Preserve cell phone battery life.
  • Stay away from low-hanging or downed power lines.

Prepare for a storm

Clean your property and street
  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from catch basins. Report clogged catch basins to 311.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.
  • Move possessions to your highest floor.
  • Photograph your property for insurance purposes.
Secure your home
  • Check your roof and siding for any loose pieces.
  • Cover your windows with plywood or storm shutters.
  • Secure boats and recreational vehicles.
  • If you live in a trailer or mobile home, evacuate for any storm. Before you leave, do all the above and:
    • Shut off fuel lines but do not disconnect them.
    • Turn off water where it enters your home.
    • Use both “over the top” and “frame” ties to secure your home.
More information: http://ready.nola.gov/


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