Sheriff Tim Soignet will enforce a curfew for all areas south of the Morganza to the Gulf levee system effective 6PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 until further notice.
Sand and sandbags available in the following locations. Please bring your own shovel if you plan to fill sandbags.
The Houma Municipal Auditorium, located at 800 Verrett Street in Houma, will be available as an evacuation shelter beginning 10AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 for those residents who have evacuated from low-lying areas of the parish. Evacuees should bring sufficient food, water, bedding, baby formula, and other necessary personal items to last 3 days. If transportation is needed to the shelter, please call (985) 873-6357 to arrange pick-up after 10AM on Wednesday. Household pets brought to the Houma Municipal Auditorium will be registered with the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter and kept there until reunited with owners.
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Hurricane Season Preparations.
Storm season is here, and while many of us have faced it before, it is a good time to look into our preparation and be sure that we are budgeting and setting items aside in case of a weather event. Do you still have a tarp or did you loan it to the brother in law? Did the plastic bins get used for Christmas decorations? Do you remember the last time you saw the flashlight? Household items tend to shift around, and it is good to take stock of those changes to be prepared. The materials below from www.ready .gov have some good suggestions and reminders.
Build A Kit
Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
Additional Emergency Supplies
Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:
Maintaining Your Kit
After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:
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