A phone survey on hurricane preparedness is being conducted by LSU, and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging residents of southeast Louisiana to participate. Mike Steele with GOHSEP says participants will be asked about their evacuation plans in case of a hurricane.

“If you do plan to evacuate, where will you go? What are your plans to get there, wherever that destination may be, and do you know exactly what evacuation route you would take to get there,” Steele said.

Steele says LSU will perform the survey over the next three months. He says the results of the poll will help GOHSEP and other state agencies help residents in southeast Louisiana evacuate.

“People that do the planning for shelters and people that do the planning for making sure the evacuation routes are clear, they need to have a good idea of what the numbers are, what they can expect,” Steele said.

Steele says calls will be made to residents who live in southeastern Louisiana and “LSU” will appear as the caller ID. He says survey calls will be made to both cell phones and land lines and take about 22 minutes to complete.

“Any information the public can provide as part of this survey would be beneficial in helping us making sure we have every situation covered as efficiently as possible,” Steele said.