BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) is issuing a series of hurricane-related suggestions and reminders prior to the start of hurricane season.
With the formal start of the season beginning June 1, MOHSEP’s ‘Red Stick Ready’ initiative is producing a number of videos and literature to help educate locals as they navigate the weeks leading up to the start of the dreaded season.
A new video regarding preparation for potential power outages was issued Friday, May 6 and it can be viewed here.
Some of the suggestions mentioned in the video are listed below:
-Make sure your phone battery is fully charged, and consider purchasing a portable charger.
-Fill up your vehicle’s gas tank
-Keep cash on hand as ATMs and card readers may be down
-During an outage, keep refrigerators and freezers closed
-Check on neighbors who may need assistance
-Never use a generator indoors or in an attached garage
-Don’t connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring
-Call 311 to report downed trees, wires, and poles
Click here for more hurricane-preparation/storm safety tips from Red Stick Ready.