[StBernard] Monitoring Tropical Weather Conditions 10-3-13

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Sat Oct 5 08:46:52 EDT 2013

St. Bernard Parish Officials monitoring Tropical Weather conditions

Residents should remain cautious and review their personal plans

St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta said parish officials and staff
are in constant communications with the National Weather Service and
surrounding key agencies to monitor the current weather situation.

Although the tropical system appears to be heading North/Northeast (at this
time), St. Bernard Parish is expected to experience an influx of moisture,
heavy rains and winds on Friday night through Saturday. President Peralta
reminds residents and businesses to remain cautious.

Residents and Businesses should review their personal plan and stay tuned to
local media for updates as well as frequently checking the website at
www.sbpg.net or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/StBGov
<http://www.facebook.com/StBGov> .

Personal Readiness

* Keep trees and shrubs trimmed.
* Clear drains, gutters and downspouts of debris to prevent drains
from breaking during heavy rains and water flooding into your home.
* Extend and re-direct the downspouts close to your home to move the
water away.
* Secure lawn furniture and other objects that could be moved by
strong winds.
* Put together an emergency kit with a flashlight, batteries, radio,
first aid supplies, basic tools, and extra car keys.
* Take Inventory of your valuables, including approximate value and
date purchased. Pictures or videos are great. Go to www.KnowYourStuff.org
for more information and download free software.
* Take photos and important documents with you such as mortgage and
insurance papers.
* Add your insurance company's claims number to contacts on your cell
* Read and understand your homeowner and auto insurance policies,
especially your deductibles.


Residents who haven't signed up with the parish's Emergency Notification
Service Provider, FirstCall can do so now by calling (504) 278-4268. The
FirstCall Emergency Notification Service can immediately deliver emergency
alerts to citizens and first responders. It gives St. Bernard Parish the
ability to provide the community with important, timely information about
hurricanes and other high profile events occurring in the area.

These alerts will go to landlines, cell phones, SMS text messaging devices,
email and pagers. Mass numbers of residents can be alerted with important
information in five minutes or less. To ensure you receive these emergency
notifications to your home phone, cell phone, email, or SMS texting device,
residents must sign up for the service. Residents can now register on line
at www.sbpg.net at the bottom of the page. This is the direct link:
https://alertregistration.com/StBernardParish/. You must provide the name of
your cell provider when registering for FirstCall.

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