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Gov. Jindal on Hurricane Season: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Governor Bobby Jindal urged Louisianians to get a game plan for the 2012 Hurricane Season, which begins today and ends November 30.

Governor Jindal said, "Every year experts provide a forecast on the number of named storms we can expect, but we know that it takes just one storm to have an impact. That's why we always hope for the best and prepare for the worst no matter what the forecast shows. Even before the start of Hurricane Season this year, we've already seen some activity that shows that we cannot take our preparations for granted. I am urging all Louisianians to have a game plan ready for their families before a storm threatens our coast."

A list of hurricane supplies, evacuation information and other critical information can be found on the website. Examples of what families may require in the event of needing to evacuate or shelter in place, includes:

A three to five day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil
One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person
A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications
Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries
An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash or traveler's checks
Sanitation supplies
Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members
An extra pair of glasses
Important family documents in a portable, waterproof container
Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
Paper and pencil
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Infant formula and diapers
Pet food and extra water
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