Hurricane Information

The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel

Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Louisiana State Police Disaster Evacuation Guide



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2016 Hurricane Names
Print a hurricane tracking map:
Use these maps to keep track of severe weather and flooding in your area.
Hurricane tracking map from NOAA.pdf
Hurricane tracking map image
Category Wind Speed Storm Surge Damage Potential
1 Weak 74-95 mph 4.0' - 5.0' Minimal damage
2 Moderate 96-110 mph 6.0' - 8.0' Moderate damage to houses
3 Strong 111-130 mph 9.0' - 12.0' Extensive damage to small buildings
4 Very Strong 131-155 mph 13.0' - 18.0' Extreme structural damage
5 Devistating Greater than 155 mph Greater than 18.0' Catastrophic
Know What Hurricane WATCH and WARNING Meann
  • WATCH: Hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the WATCH, usually within 36 hours.
  • WARNING: Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the WARNING, usually within 24 hours.
Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit Including the Following Items
  • First aid kit and essential medications.
  • Canned food and can opener.
  • At least three gallons of water per person.
  • Protective clothing, rainwear, and bedding or sleeping bags.
  • Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
  • Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members.
Know What to Do After a Hurricane Is Over
  • Listen to your weather or radio stations for instructions.
  • If you evacuated, return home when local officials tell you it is safe.
  • Inspect your home for damage.
  • Use flashlights in the dark, do not use candles.