Hurricane preparedness survey begins

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, August 3, 2016

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes are joining parishes across South Louisiana, LSU and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in reaching out to residents this month to conduct a hurricane preparedness survey.

The phone survey, which will come entirely through LSU, consists of questions about individual preparedness plans and is being conducted through October.

Feedback from the survey will be used to gauge whether south Louisiana residents are taking the correct protective measures in preparation for a storm and will be used to help state and local officials better coordinate preparedness activities.

“The survey may be lengthy; however, we are encouraging residents to utilize this opportunity to relay to state and local agencies as to what works and doesn’t work regarding hurricane preparedness and response,” St. John Communications Director Baileigh Rebowe Helm said. “Please take the time to answer survey questions if your residence is called.”

For more information on hurricane preparedness, and to download a copy of St. John Parish’s 2016 Hurricane Brochure, visit