Be Cold Weather Aware in your FEMA Temporary Housing Unit

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January 20, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. – Wintry weather and possibly dangerous road conditions are expected in Louisiana tonight through Friday morning.

Here are some winter safety tips for Louisianans living in FEMA temporary housing units:

  • Stay alert to weather warnings and information on road conditions from state and federal authorities.
  • Use the weather radio to monitor the situation and comply with any local official evacuation orders.
  • Should local officials recommend manufactured housing occupants find sturdier shelter, evacuate immediately. Be sure to take pets with you.
  • Survivors living in travel trailers must leave the trailer in place.
  • To help stay warm, wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing and a hat.
  • Follow guidelines from the state and FEMA:
    • Conserve propane use prior to cold temperatures.
    • Call the FEMA contracted emergency maintenance number for service if there is a problem with the unit.
      • Maintenance service calls may be delayed by hazardous conditions on roadways.
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