St. Anna’s Residence is committed to the safety of our residents. Our emergency preparedness plans ensure that St. Anna’s staff will be able to offer continuous, uninterrupted care regardless of an evacuation.
We are prepared to shelter in place for any Category 1 or 2 hurricane, however we will have to evacuate for a Category 3 or stronger. If an evacuation is called, we will notify you 72 hours before projected landfall. Preparations for evacuation will begin at 48 hours before projected landfall. The arrangements for transportation services have been renewed for 2012. Residents at St. Anna’s Residence will travel on an air-conditioned charter bus to the destination facility. New Orleans Tours has provided bus service to St. Anna’s since 2005 and will do so again this year. Acadian Ambulance will evacuate those unable to travel by bus.
If we evacuate, our destination will be Allen Oaks Nursing Home, located at 909 E. 6th Ave. Oakdale, LA 71463. The phone number is 318-335-1469. This site is approximately 40 miles south of Alexandria, LA. This distance from the coast lessens the possibility of a second evacuation.
You may prefer that your resident accompany you when you evacuate as a family. It is important that you communicate this preference to the Social Services Director, Jessica Wilkinson, if you have plans to do so.
If an evacuation has been called and the danger subsequently clears, residents and their emergency contact person will be notified when return to St. Anna’s is permitted. Authorization to return will be posted on our website, www.stannas.com. A link, which will be accessible on St. Anna’s website, will be created to redirect families to the Lambeth House website, which will also provide specific directions for the return. The website is the single most important tool for residents and their families to refer to during an evacuation or sheltering in-place, providing valuable updates and instructions.
NOTE: The St. Anna’s Residence building and property will be secured once a shelter-in-place has been called. Authorized personnel only will be allowed onto St. Anna’s property and they will be wearing an identification bracelet. No one else will be allowed on the property. We will monitor the gates to prevent any access. Please respect the mission, responsibility and liability that St. Anna’s has to the welfare and safety of its residents and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.
For Information Once An Evacuation Occurs,
please visit www.lambethhouse.com