POSTED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 5:12pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — With hurricane season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking ahead and getting prepared at home.
Red Cross has an app you can download to get information on how to prepare, as well as where to find help. This is also the busiest season for the organization, so our local chapter says it's always looking for volunteers.
As for being ready, officials say people often overlook making sure they have enough prescription medication on hand in case of emergency.
They say the sooner you put together your family's hurricane kit, the better.
"Don't wait until a week out, because we will be preparing for the storm as it enters the Gulf,” stated Nancy Malone with the Red Cross. “We need to know we have everything in our bags ready to go."