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Holden urges hurricane preparedness, launches Red Stick Ready app

Holden urges hurricane preparedness, launches Red Stick Ready app
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POSTED: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 6:19pm

Mayor Kip Holden said today that the Oklahoma tornadoes are a good reminder that we need to get ready for hurricane season.

Holden met with several of the top emergency response officials in EBR Parish today.

He also announced the launch of the Red Stick Ready app for iPhone and Android, which has tips for creating an emergency plan, as well as important information to use during a storm.

“Social media can be of great help, and your phone may well be the one communication device that you have access to in an emergency," stated Holden.

Holden said that getting your family ready will be more important than ever this year.

With the tornadoes, Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy, lots of people utilized help from national non-profits this year, so there could be fewer resources available for the next disaster.

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