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For hurricane specific information, please refer to Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) Official Louisiana Hurricane Survival Guide.

GET A GAME PLAN!

It’s important for you to be prepared for severe weather, for your safety and the safety of your family. The key is to have a winning game plan and it only takes three steps!

STEP 1: PUT TOGETHER AN EMERGENCY KIT

  • Include Essential Supplies and Important Papers such as a first aid kit, a seven-day supply of your prescription medications (preferably in their original pill bottles), your Louisiana Healthcare Connections Member ID Card and your Medicaid ID Card.

STEP 2: MAKE PREPARATIONS

  • Prepare a Personal Evacuation Plan by identifying several places you could go if you have to evacuate.
  • Protect Your Home and Valuables by bringing outdoor furniture, trashcans, etc. indoors, turning off electricity and water, leaving natural gas on and turning off propane gas service.
  • Prepare for Electrical Outages by stocking up on candles, lighters, flashlights and batteries to use as light sources.
  • Pre-register for Disaster Food Stamps by visiting the Department of Children & Family Services website.
  • Register on our Secure Member Portal by clicking Login for access to your personal health record in case you are forced to evacuate and need medical attention.
  • Make prior arrangements with your doctor (Primary Care Provider) if you or a family member requires medical devices that operate on electricity.

STEP 3: STAY INFORMED

DON’T FORGET!

  • In the event of an emergency or disaster, your pharmacy can provide you with additional medication you are currently prescribed to ensure the continuation of your care.
  • If you are forced to evacuate, please call us at (866) 595-8133 to locate a doctor (Primary Care Provider) near you.
  • For emergencies, call 911 in all areas.

*Source: http://www.getagameplan.org/

For assistance creating a game plan, please contact Member Services at (866) 595-8133 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, visit Get a Game Plan.