Hurricane Season June 1st—Nov 30th
Seventeen years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated our region, leaving many of our people without homes or businesses, and some even lost loved ones. Our Celebration campuses at the time were also greatly damaged, and 60% of our members were permanently displaced to other cities and states. Last year, we were hit once again by Hurricane Ida and tornados that caused extensive damage to large parts of Louisiana.
Despite these challenges, the Lord has always brought us back together as a church and as a region. We were able to bounce back thanks to the compassion and generosity of Christians from around the nation and world. As we enter hurricane season, we want to extend that same kind of compassion and generosity to those who may be affected by any storms or hurricanes that could impact our region. We have provided a list of resources below to help you prepare early.
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MEDICINE & HYGIENE
List of illnesses, medications and allergies, hygiene items, first aid, and baby supplies.Name of the element
FOOD & WATER
Have one gallon of water per person per day – plus extra for pets, canned foods, cereals, snacks, peanut butter, and jelly.
CLOTHING & BEDDING
Change of clothes, rain gear, boots, sleeping bags, and pillows
PETS & MISC
Pet food, carrier, collars, leashes, bedding, map of your area, and plastic garbage bags.
TOOLS & ELECTRONICS
Basics tools, wrench, pliers, scissors, waterproof matches, battery operated radio, lantern/candles, flashlight
Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, Passport, Important contact information, mortgage or rental insurance information & any other important documents.
- Emergency Info: 2-1-1
- Weather: Weather.gov
- Road Info: 511LA.org or Dial 5-1-1
- State Police: LSP.ORG or 800-469-4828
- Radio: 870AM, 105.3FM, 101.9FM
- State Website: https://gohsep.la.gov/PREPARE/EMERGENCY-PREPAREDNESS-GUIDE
- FEMA: www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/risk-management/hurricanes
- National Hurricane Center: nhc.noaa.gov
- Red Cross: redcross.org
- CDC: cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/covid-19/prepare-for-hurricane.html