Friday, June 1, 2007

Governor Blanco Announces New Emergency Preparedness Website

Louisianans have a new Web site for hurricane season intended to link the public with emergency preparedness information according to this story from Associated Press.

The site - - offers information on hurricane evacuation, preparation, shelters and traffic routes, and will serve as a source of information after a storm hits, Blanco's office said. The site also has links to state agencies, FEMA and the federal homeland security office.

The state also offers free copies of evacuation guides, with different versions of southeast and southwest Louisiana. Those pamphlets are available in the New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles areas as well as smaller coastal towns, at Wal-Mart, Lowes, The Home Depot, state police offices, emergency management offices and state transportation department offices.