I-CAER website provides emergency info

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

PLAQUEMINE - Iberville residents have a variety of options to get information during a severe weather or emergency situation, and the new I-CAER (Iberville Community Awareness Emergency Response) website, www.i-caer.org, lists them all.

The website provides information on how to get emergency notices sent to your cell phone by the Iberville Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with providing information on radio stations that provide emergency notices, how the Community Alert Broadcast System works, and the Iberville Parish Facebook page, which also posts emergency information.

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.

The new website features detailed hurricane information, such as understanding hurricane terminology, assembling important documents and supplies for a possible evacuation or power outage, what to take to a hurricane shelter, and a hurricane tracking chart that can be printed out.

It also includes emergency preparation information on a variety of home and personal safety matters, such as a variety of weather events, first aid, electrical outages, pediatric poisoning, sheltering in place in case of a chemical spill or leak, and more.

I-CAER and the parish funded, installed and maintains the parish emergency alert siren system, provides a detailed emergency preparedness guidebook to all parish households, and also sponsors the Safety Town program, which teaches kindergarteners a variety of home and street safety lessons.

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.