Residents to get phone survey on hurricane readiness

Staff Report

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is urging everyone in southeast Louisiana to take part in an important hurricane evacuation study.

LSU’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute will be conducting a phone survey on individual preparedness actions. The survey will be performed during August, September and October.

The average call will take 22 minutes depending upon the responses/experiences from those who participate. “LSU” will appear in caller ID for those with that feature. Survey calls will be made to both cell phones and residential lines.

Topics in the survey will include will you evacuate or stay?; where will you go?; how will you get there?; do you know your evacuation route?

The information gathered will be used to help understand the public’s evacuation decision making process, evacuation intent, transportation needs and the expectations when returning home.

Calls will be made to people living in Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Terrebonne Parishes.

Find more tips on weather and preparedness on GOHSEP’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. You can receive emergency alerts on most smartphones and tablets by downloading the new Alert FM App. It is free for basic service. You can also download the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide and find other information at