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Hurricane & Tropical Weather Index

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Atlantic Hurricane Names 2011
Atlantic Hurricane Names 2010
Atlantic Hurricane Names 2009
Atlantic Hurricane Names 2008
Atlantic Hurricane Names 2007
Atlantic Hurricane Names 2006
Atlantic Hurricane Names 2005
Atlantic Hurricane Names 2004
Atlantic Hurricane Names 2003
 Related Links
    Hurricane Hunter Home Page  
    Louisiana 211 - The 2-1-1 System connects people with needed human services through an easy to remember three-digit phone number.
    National Hurricane Center - Links to latest forecasts, satellite imagery, aircraft reconnaissance, historical and general information about NHC and the Tropical Prediction Center
    Weather Related Links
    NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center (AOC)

NWS "HAZSTATS" - database and reports to include statistics on weather-related deaths, injuries, and damage estimates

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 Disaster Assistance & Donations
    GOHSEP Disaster Recovery index
    FEMA Disaster Assistance - 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY)
    The Disaster Assistance Process for Individuals & Households
   American Red Cross Donations: 1-800-435-7669
   American Red Cross Food, Shelter, & Financial Assistance: 1-866-438-4636
   Salvation Army Donation Helpline: 1-800-725-2769
Information Regarding FEMA's Individual Disaster Assistance
Public Assistance Forms Index
 Road Closures
    State Police Road Closure Hotline:
   Information on Road Closures
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    State Evacuation Routes
    State Police State Evacuations
    Your Evacuation Plan
 Fact Sheets/General Information
Protective Actions Fact Sheet - Shelter in Place information sheet
Your Evacuation Plan
Food & Water in an Emergency
Hurricane Terms
Locating Safe Drinking Water
   Disaster Supplies Kit Fact Sheet - Some items
that might be needed for a disaster
Preparing Your Home For A Hurricane
Taking Shelter From The Storm-Building A Safe Room In Your Home -   Includes cost estimates & plans
Safety Precautions When Returning Home
Steps To Take After The Disaster
  High Water/Flooding
    Flood Safety Tips - Information Sheet
    Avoiding Flood Damage A Checklist 179 KB
    Coping With a Flood Before, During & After - Information Sheet
    Flood Insurance Claims - Information Sheet
    National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  Hurricane/Tropical Storm
    Actions Before & After A Hurricane
    Hurricane Tip Sheet - What to do before &
during a hurricane
    Definition Of A Hurricane
    Hurricane Categories
    Hurricane & Emergency Management Acronyms
    Tropical Storm Structure
    Facts About The Eye Of A Hurricane
    Why Hurricanes Are Named
   Retiring Names Of The Worst Hurricanes
  Storm Surge
   Storm Surges 
   Storm Surge Information Sheet
  Wind Related
    Avoiding Wind Damage-A Checklist 235 KB
    Your Property - Trees & Airborne Debris
    Shutters or Plywood Window Covers
    Brace Gable End Roof Framing
    Fact Sheet: Protecting Garage Doors
    LSU Hurricane Tracking Chart -
518 KB - Courtesy of LSU Hurricane Center

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Road Closure Index
Information & Fact Sheet Index - What to do during various emergencies & disasters