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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu


 "Shelter-In-Place" means to shelter where you are either at home, work, school, or in between. 

Prepare to Shelter-In-Place now


Stock up on water (1 gallon per person, per day, for at least 3 days), nonperishable items, and charge phones and/or purchase extra batteries.



Enroll in the Special Needs Registryif you are oxygen-dependent or have electric medical devices. 


Prepare your home. Keep branches trimmed and gutters clear to minimize damage from flying debris or backed-up gutters. 



Bring pets inside. 


Subscribe to NOLA Ready alerts. 

Prepare for extended power outages

Check that your family's emergency supply kit is stocked and up-to-date. 


While Sheltering-In-Place

  • Lock doors and windows and close drapes, blinds, and window shades.
  • Do not call fire or police departments (911) for information. Public Safety workers will need their lines open for emergency use.
  • Call 311 or check for answers to your questions.
  • Stay inside until officials say otherwise.
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Last updated: 7/13/2016 4:13:38 PM

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