Hurricane Preparedness & Procedures
The hurricane season typically runs June 1-November 30. Please take the time necessary to protect yourself, your family, your employees and assets. The Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau (JCVB) actively monitors the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico during hurricane season. Should a tropical storm, hurricane, or other weather-related event threaten the Greater New Orleans region and/or the Louisiana Gulf coast, we will respond in accordance to guidelines and policy set forth by the Parish of Jefferson and the state of Louisiana. Updated information and/or instructions regarding evacuation and re-entry will be made available prior to, throughout, and after a storm has passed. The JCVB has taken steps to ensure the ability to reach out to our members with up to date information in the event of closures and/or evacuation. Please visit our website often, as information will be updated frequently.
Details on the following topics is available to you in an Adobe PDF format by clicking here.
- Louisiana Emergency Alert System; listing of radio key-participants broadcasting
- NOAA Weather Radio, Hurricane Category Chart
- Hurricane Evacuation Guidelines
- State Police Phased Evacuation
- Emergency Bus Transportation
- Countraflow Instructions and Maps
ROUTES / MAPS
The Louisiana State Police provides in depth details on evacuation routes throughout the state. Please click here or the icon to the left for access to maps and routes
If your company or organization will need to re-enter Jefferson Parish prior to the general public after a mandatory evacuation, a re-entry permit / placard is required. All businesses are encouraged to review your placard inventory to ensure that your business has the necessary placards in advance of an emergency. The program has been updated and now shares a common database with our regional parishes...Refer to the link below 'Jump Start Jefferson' in order to renew, apply, and request additional placards. Each individual will also need a letter from the company indicating he/she is an authorized company responder; a state issued drivers license or state issued picture ID is also required. If you would like to view a sample letter, please click here.
APPLY FOR A PERMIT/PLACARD - You may apply for a permit by going to the parish web site JUMP START JEFFERSON
Evacuation and Re-entry - Parish of Jefferson
The following link provides information on hurricane preparedness for your business: Preparing your business before a hurricane.
Full details on Emergency Management Procedures during a storm or other emergency; can be obtained by visiting the Jefferson Parish official site or by calling the local office at (504) 736-6100.
Thank you to the Parish of Jefferson, The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson Economic Development Commission, New Orleans and Jefferson Offices of Homeland Security, NOAA & NWS for the information outlined above.
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