SHERIFF URGES HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal reminds all parish citizens that August and September generally are the most likely times for major hurricanes to impact the parish. He advises parish residents to put together a basic disaster supplies kit to include at least the following:
- Water – one gallon of water per person per day for three to seven days – for drinking and sanitation
- Food – a minimum three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Infant formula and diapers
- Pet food and ample water for your pet
- Non-electric can opener
- Flashlights with ample supply of batteries for all battery powered items
- Battery powered or hand crank radio and a Weather Radio with tone alert
- Cash. If power is lost, automatic teller machines, banks and other businesses may be closed. Businesses which do open during power outages may not be able to accept credit cards or checks.
- Copies of important family documents such as copies of insurance policies
- Amply supply of medications.
- First aid kit
- Charcoal or propane for outdoor cooking
- Matches or butane lighter
- Home repair items such as nails, hammer, plastic tarps, etc.
- Paper plates, cups, paper towels and plastic utensils
- Garbage bags
- Clean-up supplies
- Toilet paper and moist towelettes for personal hygiene
- Fully charged cell phone
- List of important telephone numbers (Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, Fire Department, family and friends)