Emergency Preparedness

The City of DeRidder is ready...Even though hurricanes, flooding and other natural disaster are not everyday occurrences in our community, Mayor Misty Clanton values the benefits of being prepared.

When a hurricane watch or warning has been issued, stay near your television to get updates on KPLC TV7 (Channel 7 on Cable TV) or www.kplctv.com or listen to radio stations KVVP FM 105.7 for local information and instructions. The City will post updates as available on Channel 19.

 Thmedia will be informed of all pertinent information, including shelters that may be open, any evacuation orders, and/or school closings.After a hurricane passes, listen to media before returning to the area, and upon returning to your home, check for damage before turning utilities back on.  Be sure to have necessary repairs made before restoring utilities. 

Click here for the Governors Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness:


Local Resources

hurricane checklist