How To Be Prepared

Read below for tips and ideas on how you, your family, and your business can be more prepared.


Preparing Your Business for Disasters

In this episode of The Ripple Podcast, Dawson Primes, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Tangipahoa Parish, discusses how businesses can be better prepared for disasters. Click the player below to listen.


Boiling Water

When a boil water advisory is called for, Tangipahoa Parish recommends that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it, making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by doing the following:

  • Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container.
  • IMPORTANT: The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.

Occasionally, boiled water may have a flat taste. To eliminate this, you can shake the water in a clean bottle, pour it from one clean container to another, or add a small pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled.


More tips coming soon!