Public Safety

Emergency Preparedness

GNO Urban Water Management Projectsimage

In 2010, the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit funded Greater New Orleans, Inc. more(GNO, Inc.) to develop the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan for the east banks of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes and St.Bernard Parish using federal Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.New Orleans firm Waggonner and Ball led a team of local and international water management experts in developing the Urban Water Plan, downloadable from this site . less

NOLAReady – the New Orleans Community Alert Systemimage

NOLAReady is an alert system that allows City Officials to contact you during an emergency by sending text messages to your: * E-mail account (work, home, school, etc.) * Cell phone, pager * Smart phone or hand held device

City of New Orleans Emergency Preparedness Infoimage

The City of New Orleans Emergency Preparedness page(s). moreInfo on re-entry passes, New Orleans evacuation information. less

WDSU Hurricane Trackerimage

Track hurricanes online with WDSU’s interactive hurricane tracker.

Disaster Preparedness Counseling at the Community Center of St. Bernardimage

American Red Cross representatives will offer advice on preparing for the hurricane season every Thursday from 10am to noon at the Community Center of St&#46 Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St&#46, Arabi&#46 For more information call 504-620-2855.

New Orleans City-Assisted Evacuation Plan (CAEP)image

The City-Assisted Evacuation Plan is a program designed to help people who have no means of evacuating on their own in the event of a mandatory evacuation. moreThis may be due to financial need, unreliable or no transportation, or homelessness.To determine eligibility and register, call 311 from a land line or 1-877-286-6431 (1-800-981-NOLA for TTY).Residents can also register online (click “Register now” on the city’s website under “Emergency Preparedness on the home page; you will have to create a profile if you have not yet done so) or at kiosks located at the following Winn Dixie stores: 4600 Chef Menteur Highway, 3008 Holiday Drive, 5400 Tchoupitoulas Street, 9701 Chef Menteur Highway.For evacuation pick-up sites, click “Learn More” on the city’s website under “Emergency Preparedness on the home page to download a brochure. less – Volunteer to Assist in the Event of an Evacuationimage

Evacuteer&#46org is an organization that aims to mobilize residents to volunteer for the City Assisted Evacuation Plan in the event of a mandatory evacuation. moreVolunteer – or “evacuteer” -your time and skills to ensure the well-being and safety of your neighbors and community.Volunteers must attend 1 training session and volunteer for at least a 7-hour shift.Find more information on the website. less

Know Your Stuffimage

This website from the Insurance Information Institute is a step by step application that helps you maintain a home emergency that is easily accessible in the event of a disaster.

Get a Game Planimage

This website can help you prepare for hurricane season, outlining steps to create a comprehensive plan for before, during, and after a storm.


FloodSmart&#46gov features information about flood risk and the benefits of purchasing a flood insurance policy. moreYou can enter your address to find out your home’s flood risk.Visit the website for more information or call 1-888-379-9531. less

General Evacuation Guidelinesimage

Guidelines for the City of New Orleans&#46

Louisiana Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guideimage

This section of the Louisiana State Police website includes statewide evacuation routes, shelter information points, and the New Orleans Contraflow map and instructions.

New Orleans; City-Assisted Evacuation Plan (.pdf)image

Jefferson Parish Emergency Alert Systemimage

This alert system will warn citizens of impending emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricane evacuations, hazardous material spills and terrorist attacks. moreSign up on the website to receive alerts via email and/or cell phone, blackberry, or pager.This service is free. less

Statewide Evacuation Routes (.pdf)image

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparednessimage

The Louisiana OHSEP site has extensive hurricane preparedness information including an evacuation planning guide, disaster supplies kit fact sheet, flood safety tips, and hurricane terms and information.