Gov. Bobby Jindal has proclaimed Sunday to June 2 Hurricane Preparedness Week.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is encouraging every Louisiana resident to begin preparing for the 2012 hurricane season, according to a news release.
“We’ve already seen some tropical activity and hurricane season hasn’t officially started yet. Regardless of predictions on how active hurricane season will be, it only takes one bad storm to disrupt the lives of our citizens. GOHSEP urges everyone to get a game plan and be ready now for any and all hazards,” GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis said in the release. “I’d also like to remind everyone that the state has an annual sales tax holiday for the sale of hurricane preparedness items or supplies,” Davis added.
The 2012 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
Hurricane season begins on June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30.
GOHSEP’s Get a Game Plan website -- http://www.getagameplan.org -- is a place where families, businesses and even kids can visit to learn how to be prepared.