Now is the time to prepare and be ready in the event there is a Hurricane or
any type of Disaster in our area. An event can be identified as a tornado,
a flood, a fire or a hazardous material spill.
The City of Thibodaux Emergency Preparedness Department wants to make sure
everyone is ready and prepared for any event. We want you to be prepared
and want to help with information that will prepare the citizens of Thibodaux to
Know hurricane terms…
* Hurricane Watch – A hurricane is possible in your area within 36 hours.
Stay tuned for additional information.
* Hurricane Warning – A hurricane is expected in your area within 24 hours.
You may be advised to evacuate, if so, evacuate immediately.
* Ask your local Emergency Preparedness Office about evacuation plans and
learn evacuation routes.
* Plan a place to meet your family in case you are separated from one another
during the hurricane. Let a friend or neighbor know where you are planning to go
before you leave your home.
* Assemble a disaster supplies kit, (see attached plan).
* Board up windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection, or
use 5/8” marine plywood. (Tape will not prevent windows from breaking).
* Learn how and when to turn off utilities.
* Make a record of your personal property. Take pictures or videos of home
property and contents, both inside and outside and store them in a safe place, a
waterproof container in a secure location.
* Clear clogged downspouts and rain gutters.
* Secure or remove all items outside of your home (grill, hanging plants,
potted plants, garbage cans, etc.).
* Turn off Propane tanks.
* Keep your vehicle gas tank, no less than half full.
DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT
* Plan on one gallon of water per person per day, for 5 days.
* 5 day supply of non-perishable food, that doesn’t need cooking or
* Hand-operated can opener.
* Plastic plates, cups and utensils.
Supplies and equipment
* A battery operated radio with extra batteries, (870 AM WWL).
* A flashlight with extra batteries.
* Blankets or sleeping bags.
* Candles and matches in a waterproof container or a utility lighter.
* Fluorescent lanterns for each common area.
* Cell phone charger, with a extra battery and maybe a car cell charger.
* A whistle for emergency contact.
* Red Cross approved First Aid Kit.
* Backup prescriptions for essential medications.
* Hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes.
* Toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags.
* Dental care and vision products.
* Travel-size soaps and other beauty supplies.
* Change of clothes, pair of shoes and blanket per person.
* State and regional road maps.
* Basic repair items (tool kit, engine oil & tire patches).
* Emergency Road Safety Triangles.
* Games, books & puzzles.
* 5- day supply of non-perishable pet food and water.
* Pet carrier and leash.
* Pet medications and first aid kit.
* Current photo in case you are separated.
* Pet bed and toys.
* Cat litter and box, if needed.
Different levels of evacuation orders may be issued, depending on the ongoing
assessment of the strength of the storm and the possible severity of wind damage
and flooding. For your own safety, please follow all evacuation orders issued by
Lafourche Parish Government.
Residents living in low-lying, flood-prone areas are advised to evacuate. The
extent of damage and flooding is predicted to be minimal, but tropical weather
systems can be very unpredictable. Residents are urged to move to a more secure
The approaching storm is predicted to have a definite impact on Lafourche
Parish. Residents are strongly urged to move to a more secure location.
Residents in a mandatory evacuation area should move to a more secure
location as soon as possible. The approaching storm poses an imminent threat to
the evacuation area. ALL BUSINESSES within a Mandatory evacuation area are to
close as soon as the evacuation order is issued.