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Cajun Area Agency on Aging, Inc., a non-profit corporation, exists to identify the needs of persons 60 and older and to coordinate agreements for the delivery of services. The agency administers federal and state dollars through contractual agreements with service providers in an eight parish planning and service area.
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Disaster & Emergency Preparedness


Cajun Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and the Aging & Disability Resource Center
answered many calls from evacuees of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 
From these calls many lessons were learned on how best
to prepare for potential disasters
.

BE PREPARED NOW

  • Make copies of all important documents including driver's license, insurance papers,                                
    bank statements, birth (and death) certificates, list of drug allergies and prescriptions,
    vehicle registration and proof of insurance...
      * Store them in a waterproof container that is easily accessible if evacuation is required                    
  • Have cash available (if possible)
  • Inform local authorities of special needs relating to elderly, disabled or bedridden to insure
    proper transportation for evacuation
  • Post emergency and family phone numbers near all phones
  • Make allowances for family pets

Prepare an emergency kit containing the following items:

Food

Water

Booster Cables 

Fire Extinguisher 

Maps 

Tools

First Aid Kit 

Flares 

If evacuation is required bring only essential items:

Eyeglasses 

Dentures 

Prescription Drugs 

Copies of Paperwork 

Cash

Credit Cards 

Checkbook 

Emergency Numbers

Click for information on:

Sheltering in Place
Parish Emergency Contact Directory
Planning for Pets a Priority
Lafayette Hurricane Evacuation Routes

If you would like an Emergency Preparedness Readiness Guide, 
email Cajun Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
or call (800) 738-2256