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OFFICIALS MAIL BROCHURE HIGHLIGHTING PARISH HAZARDS

Accompanying website available, videos coming soon

Post Date:January 03, 2017 9:42 a.m.

All Hazards Guide CoverParish officials mailed out the ‘Know Your Risks: An All-Hazards Guide for St. Charles Parish Residents’ brochure to all households in late December.

The 12-page brochure serves as a resident’s guide to preparing for possible emergencies in the parish including: weather emergencies, industrial and chemical emergencies, health emergencies and terrorism. It also provides information on protective actions, where to find parish notifications and recommended safety tips.

“Having a quick reference brochure at your disposal is an invaluable resource to have on hand when you need it," said St. Charles Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Joe Ganote. “It is our hope that our residents familiarize themselves with the contents of this brochure.”

“Know Your Risks” was produced by the St. Charles Parish Public Information Office and was mailed as part of “Industry Aware,” a project of the St. Charles Parish Local Emergency Planning Committee that highlights industry and the products they produce locally. Copies of the brochure will be available in the lobby of the courthouse in Hahnville.

The guide’s accompanying website is now live here. A video version of the guide featuring Emergency Preparedness Director Joe Ganote is currently being filmed and is projected to air in late January on SCP-TV (Cox Channel 6, U-Verse 99).

The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.

For more information on parish activities, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov, www.facebook.com/stcharlesgov or www.twitter.com/stcharlesgov. Residents may sign up to receive e-newsletters on desired parish-related topics by visiting www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/enews and emergency texts, e-mails and phone calls at www.scpemergencyalerts.com.

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