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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
722 AM CDT Sat May 5 2018

...Public Information Statement...

...Hurricane Preparedness Week begins May 6th through May 12th...

Tomorrow marks the start of Hurricane Preparedness week. So what
does that mean for you? Well, the state of Louisiana is no stranger
when it comes to experiencing strong and powerful hurricanes.
Although the Four-State Region does not experience hurricanes on a
yearly basis given it is over 100 miles away from the coast, Tropical
Storms has affected the region in the past such as Tropical Storm
Bill in 2015. Although Tropical Storm Bill stayed west of the Four-
State Region, it did cause the Red River to Flood and consequently
caused flooding in Shreveport, Louisiana. In years past, other
hurricanes such as Rita, Ike and Gustav moved across portions of the
Four State Region inducing flooding and high winds. On average, the
area can experience three Tropical Storms every decade.

June 1st marks the first day of Hurricane season, and it is a good
idea to have a plan and stay prepared! For the next seven days, the
National Weather Service in Shreveport will highlight hurricane
safety tips and general awareness information that will hopefully get
you thinking about what you can do in the case a hurricane heads our

There are a number of ways that you can report weather associated with
Tropical Storms such as flooding, high winds, tornadoes and anything
else you feel is important.

You can submit a storm report on the homepage of the National
Weather Service in Shreveport:

Report severe weather via our Facebook page and Twitter at

Call the National Weather Service Office at 318-631-3669.

Call your county sheriffs office and relay your report to them.

We will need to know the type of severe weather observed, the
location of it, and the time it occurred.


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