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By Margaret Rodrigue | Agent in Baton Rouge, LA

Hurricane Preparedness and Response

Hurricanes and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Living in the South we all have to be ready for what the weather will bring us. Especially in August and September, the most active time for Hurricanes in our area. As you decide to buy or sell a home there are things you will need to remember. Below are a few things to keep in mind. Stay safe and feel confident in calling on me with any real estate need. 225-505-8725 or justcallmags@gmail.com

What will hurricanes do to the oil slick in the Gulf? The CDC is monitoring potential health threats or conditions across the five Gulf States that may arise as a result of human exposure to the oil spill. In the case of a hurricane or tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico, here are quick facts that families need to know.

Get Supplies -

  • Stock your home with emergency supplies that you and your family may need during the emergency period.
  • Make sure that you have at least a 3-5 day supply of non-perishable food and water.
  • Include prescription medications, baby supplies and any additional items for special medical needs.
  • Place an emergency kit in your car.

    Make a Plan

  • Contact your local Red Cross and ask what types of disasters are most likely to happen.
  • Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster.
  • Complete the disaster plan checklist.
  • Practice your plan.

    All information courtesy of www.cdc.gov

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