Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th. Parish President Guy McInnis urges residents to have a personal plan. St. Bernard Parish has no shelter of last resort, so residents should identify a safe place to go in the event of a storm.
Critical Transportation Needs (CTN) Program
The Office of Homeland Security has a Critical Transportation Needs (CTN) Program designed to assist those in need of transportation during an evacuation and cannot self-evacuate due to lack of resources, transportation or medical conditions. To register contact the office at 504-278-4268 or visit https://www.sbpg.net/DocumentCenter/View/109/Special-Needs-Registration-Form-and-Instructions-PDF, fill out the form and mail it to the St. Bernard Parish Emergency Operations Office, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043.
Everbridge Notification System
St. Bernard Parish uses Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the St. Bernard Parish 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. Visit https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736729672#/signup to register.