What disasters may affect me in East Baton Rouge?

In East Baton Rouge Parish we live with a wide range of potential hazards: floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, chemical or toxic material spills, civil disruption, public service strikes, major accidents (both fixed site and mobile), hostage and terrorist situations. Also, part of the Parish is in the ten-mile emergency planning zone of a major nuclear plant; the ever increasing danger of a nuclear disaster; and at least two geological fault lines extending throughout the Parish. Below are the top 10 potential hazards that may affect East Baton Rouge Parish. 

- Cyber Incidents

- Extreme Heat

- Fires

- Flooding

- Hazardous Materials 

- Hurricanes

- Pandemic

- Severe Weather

- Tornadoes

- Winter Weather

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1. What do I do if I witness a hazardous materials incident?
2. What disasters may affect me in East Baton Rouge?
3. What about my pets? Can I bring them to a shelter if I have to evacuate my home?
4. When is Hurricane Season?
5. How do I stay current with emergency management in East Baton Rouge Parish?
6. Where can I get flood stage information?
7. What is the schedule for the River Bend siren?
8. How do I know what to do to be prepared for an emergency before, during and after?
9. How do I develop a Family Emergency Plan?
10. What items do I need to prepare my disaster supply kits?