How to prepare for Tropical Storm Barry
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Task
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Prepare home and street
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Bring in lawn furniture and ornaments, umbrellas, bird feeders, toys and loose sports equipment.
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Secure gas or charcoal grills. Tap for how to do so, and DO NOT bring a propane tank indoors.
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Secure windows.
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Put fresh gasoline in chainsaw.
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Gather other supplies for post-storm cleanup (shovels, tarps, rope).
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Trim tree branches, if safe to do so.
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Double check first aid kit.
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Learn how to turn off gas or propane, if appropriate. (If you evacuate, you'll want to turn it off.)
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Assemble hurricane kit
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Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.
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Sweep, bag, and throw away leaves and debris from in front of catch basin
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Call 3-1-1 to report catch basins that are not functioning.
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Find sandbag locations.
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Purchase supplies
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3 gallons of water per person
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Non-perishable food for 3 days
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Week’s supply of prescription medications
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Flashlight and flashlight batteries
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Sturdy work gloves
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Any additional first aid kit items
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Pet food
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Garbage bags
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Assemble hurricane kit
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Water
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Food
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Battery-powered or hand crank radio
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Batteries
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Cellphones and chargers
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Manual can opener
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Hand sanitizer or wipes
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Wrench or pliers
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Blankets
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Sleeping bags
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Prescription meds
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Eyeglasses
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Clothing
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Sturdy shoes
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Toiletries
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Spare house and car keys
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Important documents
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Fire extinguisher
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Cash and change
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Books, games or cards
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Prepare pet(s)
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Assemble pet emergency kit. Tap for details.
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Assemble leashes or carriers.
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Identify room where you and animal will be when storm hits, and secure the room.
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When the storm is about to hit, bring pets indoors, keep dogs on leashes and cats in carries
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Stay connected and pay attention
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Sign up for NOLA Ready Emergency Alerts. Text your zip code to 888777 or go to ready.nola.gov/alerts
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Follow @nolaready on social media
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See updates on ready.nola.gov
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For more information, visit wdsu.com
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