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Web sites offer Ivan safety, evacuation tips


(CNN) -- A number of Web sites offer up-to-date information on hurricanes with links to relief agencies and advice on how to prepare.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Webexternal link site offers suggestions for preparing for a hurricane and remaining safe after a hurricane hits.

The American Red Crossexternal link Web site includes tips for hurricane preparedness and a list of Louisiana chaptersexternal link and a list for chapters in Mississippiexternal link, Alabamaexternal link and Floridaexternal link. There is also a link for donationsexternal link.

The Louisiana Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparednessexternal link offers local information about road closures, evacuation routes and local weather reports and advisories from the National Weather Service.

The Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Preparedness Agencyexternal link Web site provides local news updates, evacuation routes and information on shelter locations.

The Alabama Emergency Management Agencyexternal link site offers local hot-line phone numbers, road closure information, post-hurricane safety tips and the latest tracking information on Ivan.

The U.S. government's National Hurricane Centerexternal link offers updates on active storms every three hours at 2, 5, 8 and 11 a.m. and p.m. Eastern time. The site also includes projected paths and current satellite and radar images.

A real-time road trackerexternal link from Florida's emergency management division gives information on congestion, closures, accidents and lane reversals.

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homesexternal link, a nonprofit organization, has safety tipsexternal link to help owners of damaged homes stay safe and protect against further damage.

MyFlorida.comexternal link, the state government Web site, offers the latest official announcements, status updates, and links to other online resources.

Floridadisaster.orgexternal link is the home page of the state's emergency management division, and includes telephone numbers of relief organizations and links that allow users to donate or volunteer to relief efforts.

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