Wednesday, June 2, 2021
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has begun. We have been working year-round to ensure that we are prepared for any situation that may arise. I ask that you also be prepared by reviewing your plans and checking supplies.
For information on hurricane preparedness, visit our Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness webpage. You can view links to Evacuation Routes, Emergency Supplies Check Lists and a sign-up link for Alert St. Tammany. While we are not in control of the weather, we can do our part to engage with our citizens and disseminate critical information on how to be properly equipped and weather aware.
Being weather aware goes hand in hand with being hurricane strong. Hurricane strong is about working together within our communities, practicing personal safety, family preparedness and damage prevention, while communicating the importance of these efforts with our neighbors.
St. Tammany Parish has been recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady Community, which means being prepared when severe weather strikes through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but being StormReady can help save lives.
We pray that this year is less active than the last, but we are prepared as leaders and emergency personnel to guide St. Tammany through any hurricane season.
As always, should you have questions or if I may be of assistance to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Michael B. Cooper