Iberville OEP offering emergency phone alerts

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE - Dangerous weather conditions or other emergency situations can arise quickly and without notice, but Iberville residents now have a way to get emergency information from the Iberville Office of Emergency Preparedness on their home or cell phones.

Simply go to the I-CAER website at www.I-CAER.org and a click on the button titled "Emergency Phone Notifications" at the bottom of the home page. Complete a simple form requesting name, address and phone number, and you will be registered to receive alerts.

"This is a very valuable tool for local residents," noted Laurie Doiron, Iberville Emergency Preparedness Director. "We monitor weather conditions and can alert residents when we know that a tornado or other severe weather is coming, or when we have information about an accident here that is causing major traffic or other problems."

The registration is part of the new I-CAER website, which also provides valuable hurricane information, home and personal safety tips, first aid information, how to shelter in place in case of a chemical spill or leak, and what to do in a variety of emergency situations. The site also includes detailed hurricane information, preparation check lists, a hurricane tracking chart and more.

I-CAER (Iberville Community Awareness Emergency Response) is an organization of Iberville industry companies and the Iberville Emergency Preparedness Office that works to keep Iberville residents safe by maintaining a comprehensive emergency plan and emphasizing safety in company operations.

Industry company members of I-CAER include Air Liquide, Axiall, Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream, Brenntag, the Dow Chemical Co., Entergy, Harcros, the Iberville Office of Emergency Preparedness, Ineos, Kinder/Morgan, LBC Tank Terminals, Mexichem, Olin, Potash Corp., Reagent Chemical, Shintech, SNF Flopam, Syngenta, Taminco, Texas Brine Co., Total, and Williams.