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Be Prepared this Hurricane Season

Published on June 5, 2015

You know when you start seeing Shari Bernius from our Deaf Action Center on TV, Hurricane Season must be close! Shari provides ASL interpretation for important press conferences especially during hurricane season!

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Shari Bernius of our Deaf Action Center providing ASL interpretation for the 2015 NOAA Hurricane Outlook press conference with Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

The 2015 hurricane season is here! As the social service arm of the Catholic Church, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is the main response agency of the archdiocese. We have been prepared by experience to meet the needs of the community in the aftermath of a disaster and to provide continued support and assistance in the often long recovery process. Our specific disaster response plan changes depending on the needs of the community, but this can include establishing and coordinating points of distribution for supplies, offering counseling and pastoral care in the aftermath of an event. We will strive to swiftly and effectively address the needs with compassion and care.

Being prepared is crucial to staying safe this hurricane season! NOW is the time to make an emergency hurricane plan for you and your family. Find great resources and tips to plan for this hurricane season at Ready.gov. Also, be sure to follow us on twitter and check out our twitter list of who to follow in times of an evacuation or an emergency to stay informed!

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