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David A. Naquin, Director Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 135

David Hanagriff, Parish President
Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 500
Preparing for a Hurricane Print E-mail

Here are a few helpful  items to know before the hurricane comes.


  1. Know hurricane terms...
    * Hurricane Watch - A hurricane is possible within thirty-six hours. Stay tuned for additional information.
    * Hurricane Warning - A hurricane is expected within twenty-four hours. You may be advised to evacuate. If so, evacuate immediately.
  2. Ask your local emergency preparedness office about evacuation plans. Learn evacuation routes.
  3. Plan a place to meet your family in case you are separated from one another in the hurricane.
  4. Assemble a disaster supplies kit.
  5. Board up windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection. Also, you can use 5/8” marine plywood. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
  6. Know how to shut off utilities.
  7. Make a record of your personal property.
  8. Consider flood insurance and purchase it well in advance.

Disaster Supplies Kit

  1. Water
    • Plan on one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking, washing, cooking, and sanitation.
    • Store as much as possible in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles.
    • Avoid using breakable containers, such as glass bottles or mason jars.
  2. Food
    • Store at least a three day supply of non-perishable food.
    • Choose foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking.
    • Choose foods that are healthy and high nutrition type.
  3. Supplies and Equipment
    • A battery operated radio with extra batteries
    • A flashlight with extra batteries
    • Blankets or sleeping bags
    • Paper plates and utensils, including a non-electric can opener
    • Candles and matches in a waterproof container
  4. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and other personal grooming items
    • Paper towels and toilet paper
    • First aid kit and medicines
    • Fire extinguisher
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