Evacuation is always the best line of defense against loss of life in storm surge floods. You can assure your safety by having and implementing an evacuation plan when directed by local officials.
Residents with transportation and a destination:
Plan your route and destination early. Gas-up your vehicle. Leave well in advance to avoid heavy traffic. State evacuation and contraflow maps are available at the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Learn more
Residents without means of transportation or an evacuation destination:
Free evacuation transportation is provided in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes. Special assistance is also provided to the elderly and the disabled. Pets are part of the family and are included in assisted evacuation. Learn more from your parish agency:
NOLA Ready: The City of New Orleans
Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department
St. Bernard Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness