Over the next three months should your telephone ring and you notice the caller ID says that LSU is calling. It's a legit phone call. The call is actually being made as part of a hurricane preparedness survey that is being commissioned by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. 

Officials with GOHSEP are encouraging Louisiana residents who receive such a call on their home phone mobile device to please take a few minutes to complete the survey. It's estimated that the complete survey could take 22 minutes of your time and the information gained from your responses could help to save the lives and property of thousands of Louisiana residents.

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.

The words of Mike Steele a spokesman for GOHSEP as reported by the Louisiana Radio Network. 

Steele says the kinds of questions that will be ask on the survey are solely for the purpose of planning in the event of a big storm.  Among the information the survey hopes to ascertain are concerns about evacuation routes.

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 says having a better understanding of what plans people already have in place can really help the evacuation process go more smoothly.

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.

The telephone survey will take place over the next three months. Should you be called on your home phone or mobile device the caller ID box will read "LSU".