As a coastal state, Louisiana faces the possible threat from hurricanes and tropical storms every year from June through November. Weather events like these have the potential to cause significant property damage, personal injury and even death. High intensity storms can easily create unsafe conditions, including the threat of high winds and tornadic activity.
It is especially important to be extra vigilant in your preparation this year, considering potential restrictions that may be in place due to COVID-19 during severe weather. Here's a checklist to help you prepare for inclement weather:
- Flashlights in case of a power failure and extra batteries - avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light
- First aid kit
- Battery operated radio or TV
- Plenty of drinking water
- Canned and dry food
- Full tank of gasoline in your vehicle
- Plan to keep pets inside or protected
- Secure all loose objects outside your home
- Face masks for all family members
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant cleaning supplies
- Cell phone charger (or a charger you can use in a vehicle if power is unavailable in your home)
If you haven't already registered for and use Online Banking, now is a good time to familiarize yourself with ways to access your account 24/7 during inclement weather. Stay tuned to local news media, look for postings on Campus Federal News/Media and check now to be sure you have all necessary emergency items, including extra face masks or other protective items you may need in case of a hurricane during the coronovirus pandemic.