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P.O. Box 5418
Thibodaux, LA 70302
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Emergency Preparedness 
310 West Second St.
P.O. Box 5418
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302
Office: 985 448-5865

Tom Simon - Director
  Emergency Preparedness Department  


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 be ready. 


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.




* 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 refrigeration.

* 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.

 First Aid 

* Red Cross approved First Aid Kit.

* Backup prescriptions for essential medications.

 Personal Hygiene

* 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.

Transportation Items

* State and regional road maps.

* Basic repair items (tool kit, engine oil & tire patches).

* Emergency Road Safety Triangles.

* Games, books & puzzles.

Pet Needs 

* 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.

Evacuation Definitions

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 location.


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.

Shelters of Last Resort

Shelters of last resort should only be considered in your evacuation plans if you have no safer place to evacuate to.
Keep in mind that these shelters have occupancy limits and they may close at any time if it is determined that they are no longer safe.
*Please contact the Lafourche Parish Emergency Operations Center @ 537-7603 prior to evacuating to verify that the shelter you are heading to is still open and in operation.

Lafourche Parish Recreation Center

241 Recreation Dr., Raceland, LA 70394

Central Lafourche High School

4820 Hwy 1, Mathews

Thibodaux High School

1355 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux

Lafourche Parish Government



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