Tips on hurricane preparedness

August 22, 2000

BATON ROUGE -- When a hurricane threatens the U.S., there are steps that coastal residents can take to prepare themselves for the storm. Proper preparation can significantly reduce the loss of life and property during a hurricane, according to experts at the LSU Hurricane Center.

"When a hurricane is several days away from landfall, it presents a good opportunity for people to review their personal preparedness plans," Marc Levitan, director of the LSU Hurricane Center, said. "It is important for people to know whether they are at risk and to have plans for evacuation, taking sheltering and protecting their property."

Some tips from the LSU experts: For more information on hurricanes and hurricane preparedness, contact any of the researchers at the LSU Hurricane Center -- the largest group of hurricane experts in the U.S. -- or visit the center's Web site at

Some of the center's top researchers are:
Contact Kristine Calongne LSU News Service 225 388-5985


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