President Peralta urges residents to have a plan for the Hurricane Season
President Peralta urges residents to have a plan for the Hurricane Season
Friday, 31 May 2013 11:26

Joint Press Conference 5-31-13_300Parish President David Peralta participated in a Joint Press Conference at the Port of New Orleans with Mayor Mitch Landrieu, local parish presidents, U.S. Army Corps officials, National Weather Service, FEMA, and other agencies to stress the importance of being ready. With hurricane season beginning June 1st local and state leaders wanted citizens to know that they have been working together to make sure the state is ready for natural disaster. The parishes and agencies represent teamwork and hurricane preparedness. Every storm is different and it's important for everyone to have a plan and follow instructions of your leaders.  

President Peralta said in his comments that he is thankful to Col. Ed Fleming and the Corps for improvements made to the levees surrounding St. Bernard Parish. He said it is the cooperation between all of the leaders and state agencies that makes this work. President Peralta urged everyone to have a plan. Residents with special needs should register with the Office of Homeland Security.

Register for FirstCall

The FirstCall Emergency Notification Service 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 at the bottom of the page. This is the direct link: Also citizens may call the office at 504-278-4268. You must provide the name of your cell provider when registering for FirstCall.

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