Thursday, July 23, 2009

Storm Ready Day 2009

Saturday, July 25 is the Terrebonne Parish Library System's first hurricane preparedness day. Storm Ready! , as the program is called, will be going on from 9am to 6pm and will feature public information sessions on such concerns as evacuating with small children, creating a "Grab and Go" box, taking care of pets during evacuation and what kind of plan Terrebonne Parish's Office of Emergency Preparedness has ready to go.

In an effort to prepare the community for hurricanes and other emergencies, the library will provide document scanning stations for the public to scan important documents. The library will allow the public to scan birth certificates, marriage licenses, deeds, wills, and insurance information. CDs ($0.25) and jump drives ($10) will be available for purchase that day, but the public is encouraged to provide their own jump drive or CD to save the scanned items.

Schedule of the Day's Events:

9:30am & 2pm - Terrebonne Parish Emergency Plan with Earl Eues followed by question and answer period.

10:30am - Tree Safety with Barton Joffrion of LSU Ag Center.

11am & 1pm - Evacuating With Animals--Cathy Richard and Martha Neil Anthony.

10:30am and 2pm - Lillie Brunet and TRAC--Hurricane Story Time for Children. (During this story hour, parents are invited into the next room to learn tips from LaChip and LSU Ag on keeping their children healthy, calm and safe during storms, disasters, and evacuations.)

3pm - Preparing "Grab and Go Boxes"--Margaret Berlew of the LSU Ag Center.

4pm - "Food Preparation and Safety"--Margaret Berlew of the LSU Ag Center.

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