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Stay connected during Carnival & severe weather 

1 Celebrate safely, know your limits, and stay hydrated.

2 Text MARDIGRAS to 888777 for updates & safety info from the City. We'll tell you important information about weather, traffic, and safety. Plus, things like how to find the closest first aid stations and public restrooms. More at

3 Plan a meeting spot in case your group gets separated.

4 Know what to do during severe weather. Severe weather is possible anytime of year, even during Carnival. So, now's the time to brush up on your storm readiness. Check out our simple planning guides on tornadoesthunderstorms, and flash flooding.

5 Leave pets at home.

6 If you see something suspicious, say something to a nearby public safety official. Listen to officials, they’re there to keep you safe.

Get your 2018 #ReadyYearRound wall calendar

With preparedness tips for each month of the year and illustrations by John Clark IV, it's the perfect gift. Pick up your 2018 #ReadyYearRound wall calendar at any NOLA library, NORD recreation center, or at City Hall. If you'd like to distribute them at your community organization, submit an order.