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Mississippi artists adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina, hosted by Atelier Yoyita
  • Alissa DeAmonti
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  • Glenn Miller
  • John McDonald
  • Pat Walker-Fields
  • Shearwater Pottery
  • Finding Friends and Family Multiple Site Search INCLUDES THE RED CROSS FAMILY LINKS REGISTRY
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    Red Cross Family Links Online Registry
    OR CALL 1-877-LOVED-1S (1-877-568-3317)
    IMPORTANT Registry list is by first name.

    Missing Kids Website or call 1-800-THE-LOST


    Hurricane Katrina Resources

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    Recursos en Español

    -Emergency Contact Numbers
    -U.S. Coast Guard
    -LA Search & Rescue
    -MI Search & Rescue

    -Finding Friends & Relatives
    -Red Cross
     "I'm OK" List

    -Animal Rescue & Adoption

    -Military and VA

    -Find Housing

    -Road Closures and Shelters


    -Status Updates by  Parish/County
    -Live Streaming & Video
    -Current Forecast

    -Current Needs
    -Medical Volunteers -Emergency Medication Refills

    -Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Hotlines

    -Legal Assistance
    -Replacing legal documents including Social Security Cards, Passports, and Birth Certificates

    -Small Business Administration
    -Unemployment Benefits
    -Food Stamps
    -IRS Disaster Tax Relief

    -Mortgages & Banking Help

    -Alcoholics Anonymous

    -Translation Language Help


    -Mail Forwarding -Satellite Photos

    -Disaster Recovery Centers

    -Louisiana State Services Hotline

    -National Resource Registry


    -State EMA
    -Local EMA
    -City of New Orleans

    Emergency Shelter Information Points

    -Insurance Companies

    Contact Information

    IMPORTANT: Red Cross "I'm OK" is now online. If you know of someone that is missing or needs rescue begin with the >Coast Guard. The Main Red Cross number is limiting requests to search for people to individuals who may be seriously ill such as diabetics, blind, mobility challenged, recent heart attack or stroke, oxygen depenent, or paralyzed. You can call a local Red Cross Chapter outside the disaster zone for information. The Salvation Army and online resources can also help your search to find your family members. Many folks who were rescued have been taken to shelters and to various hospitals.

    Emergency Assistance/Search & Rescue

    Phone numbers for those in extreme emergencies:

    • Louisiana State Police: (800) 469-4828:
      St. John Emergencies: (985) 652-6338 | (985) 497-3321
      Kenner Emergencies: (504) 468-7200
      Coast Guard: (225) 389-2133
    • Coast Guard Toll Free 800-323-7233

    The Times Picayune is reporting Text Messaging May Work even when cell phones won't connect.

    Military Relief Information

    Find Housing

    Shelters and Road Closures

    Louisiana State Police
    Road Closure Hotline:

    Online or 1-800-469-4828 Mississippi Road Conditions Hotline
    601-359-7017 Alabama Road Closures FEMA Maps of Flooded Areas and Closed Roads

    Red Cross Information Line for public safety and road closures 1-866-GET-INFO.

    Shelter Information:
    Red Cross- 1(866)-GET-INFO (438-4636) Louisiana Special-Needs
    Shelter Information

    Triage Phone Numbers:
    Alexandria: 800-841-5778 Shreveport: 800-841-5776
    Baton Rouge: 800-349-1372 Monroe: 866-280-7287
    Houma/Thibodaux: 800-228-9409 Slidell/Hammond: 866-280-7724
    Lafayette: 800-901-3210 Lake Charles: 866-280-2711
    Rayne Civic Center, Rayne, LA. 337-334-9976, 337-334-3121 Shelters in Houston Houston Shelter Information Houston Astrodome
    General Delivery, Houston Astrodome 77230 Mont Belview Sr Center
    11607 Eagle Drive Baytown Community Center
    2407 Market St, Baytown, Tx Memorial Baptist Church
    600 W. Sterling, Baytown Texas 77520 St. Peter Claver
    6005 N. Wayside Drive,Houston Tx Moody Methodist Church
    2803 53rd Street,Galveston, Texas Spring Tabernacle
    3034 FM 2920, Spring, Tx 77338 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
    18220 Upper Bay Rd-Nassau Bay, Houston, Tx St. Mary's Catholic Church
    701 Church Street, Brenham, Tx Fairmont Park Baptist Church
    10401 Belfast, LaPorte, Tx New Life Central
    2104 Underwood, LaPorte, Tx 1st United Methodist Church
    4308 W. Dallas, Conroe, Tx 1st Baptist Church
    906 Ave A, Katy, Tx 1st Baptist Church
    1229 Ave J, Huntsville, Tx Florida Shelter Information


    • American Red Cross
      • Donate By Phone: 1-800-HELP-NOW Cruz Roja En Espanol 1-800-257-7575
      • TDD 1-800-220-4095
      Network for Good. With links to many charities helping out in the relief operations. AA is accepting donations to help Service Offices in the disaster area.
      Alcoholics Anonymous Grand Central Station
      P.O. Box 459 New York, N.Y. 10163
      Help college students affected by the disaster. Hurricane Katrina Student Relief Fund Mail checks to Hurricane Katrina Student Relief Fund, c/o LSU Foundation, 3838 W. Lakeshore Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Humane Society Disaster Animal Response Teams Noah's Wish Animal Disaster Response Teams LSU School of Veterinary Medicine at (225) 578-9900. Other Places to Donate
    • Camp Casey Covington has been set up in Louisiana to support the Red Cross and to collect and distribute food and other goods. See and for lists of current needs and addresses for shipping or delivery.


    Volunteers are needed to enter names from the many web sites helping friends and family reconnect into the database. If you can help please go to this site.

    Many other organizations are recruiting volunteers to assist in the relief effort. See the NPR Web Site for more information. Texas EMS needs hundreds of medically trained volunteers. See this site for more information and visiting physician temporary licensing. Call James Bryant (512)458-7111 x6643 or [email protected] LSU Medical Center is asking for volunteers with medical training. Call 225-219-0821 if you can volunteer your time and expertise.
    Note: Classes at LSU Call 1-800-516-6444 for more information or see the LSU Web Site. More Volunteer Opportunities in Texas and Louisiana.

    Louisiana and Mississippi Status Updates by Parish/County

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    Live Streaming and Video

    Current Weather Forecast

    Animal Rescues

    Database to register or locate your pet:
    The ASPCA has set two databases, the first to help families find their lost pets.
    In order to register your pet, send your contact information and a description of the pet,
    include name and breed to [email protected]
    or register by phone at 212-876-7700. Please pictures of lost pets can not be accepted at this time.

  • Louisiana Local Shelters
  • St. Tammany Parish Citizens may contact Animal Services at 985-809-0183 between 8am-4:30pm or the Emergency Operations Center at 985-898-2323. If a citizen has lost a pet, they should contact the Abita Springs Animal Service
  • The Lamar-Dixon Exhibition Center in Gonzales is housing and treating displaced and injured animals.

    Pets with Microchips
    Many hurricane animals were also found with microchips in all the States hit by Hurricane Katrina. There are several hundred already safely placed and need the owners to call any of the following microchip companies if you have lost your pet.

    • VET-LINK.COM MICROCHIP 800-838-8563

    Animal Rescue Telephone Contacts
    Greater Birmingham Humane Society Jackie/ Melissa 205-290-0055/682-8894
    Mississippi Alliance 228-216-7729
    Gulf Coast SPCA 228-872-5659
    Mississippi Animal Rescue League (MARL) There is a pet friendly shelter set up at the Coliseum in Jackson and run by Mississippi Animal Rescue League (MARL) and staff of the Louisiana SPCA, who evacuated to that area. MARL also took some animals in at its shelter. As of Tuesday morning, the two locations were sheltering over 100 animals for evacuees. The Houston SPCA has taken in 260 animals evacuated from the Louisiana. SPCA and currently has those animals available for adoption. Thankfully, many animal groups are rushing to assist.

    Jackson Mississippi, Coliseum needs dry dog and puppy food
    dry cat and kitten food as well as cat litter
    Durable animal toys
    Wire and chicken wire (for mending cages and preventing smaller animals from harming themselves in cages)
    Leashes and water bowls
    For horses: sweet feeds, oats and senior feed, as well as hay for feed and stalls
    Pig feed
    If you have a supply of pet medicines, hay or feed, please contact the Mississippi Animal Disaster Relief (601) 359-5130
    If you are interested in volunteering time, call (601) 359-5130 and register in the list.
    Actual batch of animal in the Fairgrounds, Jackson Mississippi is from Gulfport.   We are hearing about so many tame, stray, and feral cats in threatening circumstances, and we know that more frightened, displaced cats will be found. If you know of cats, caregivers, or a rescue group in need, call Alley Cat Allies at 240-482-1980, ext. 125, and ask for Vanessa or e-mail [email protected]. ) Louisiana
    SPCA of New Orleans area: Laura 434-589-1499
    Northwest Louisiana Humane Soc. Nancy 318-219-7387504-366-8972
    Humane Society of Monroe Danine 318-387-9553
    Humane Society of Central Louisiana 318-641-0458
    Caddo Commission Animal Svcs. Anita Mills 318-222-6624
    Lafayette Parish Animal Control 337-291-5644
    Noah's Wish Foundation Teri/Roger 530-622-9313
    NW Louisiana Chapter Red Cross Michelle Davidson 318-865-9545
    Confined Pets Still in Disaster Areas Call the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Hotline at (225) 578-9900 or toll-free at (888) 568-5557, to leave information about the number of animals, species, and their confined location. Now Housed at the Parker Coliseum at LSU
    Emergency Animal Shelter Hotline at (225) 578-6111

    • Metairie Small Animal Hospital St. Tammany Animal Shelter The Cat Practice (Metairie)
    • Southern Animal Foundation
    Animal Evacuation and Recovery Plan for New Orleans Area The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA), the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA), the Louisiana Animal Control Association (LACA), and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) are managing animal evacuations and recovery plans for New Orleans pets and displaced animals.

    Now Housed at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales

    • Companion animals owned by people who were in Red Cross-associated evacuations (Causeway and I-10 bus staging area)
    • Stray companion animals (may include pets that escaped from homes or were otherwise lost)

    Clinics and Shelters That Need to Transfer Pets

    Please call the Emergency Animal Shelter Hotline at (225) 578-6111 to arrange for drop-off. The LVMA is currently accepting pets at the Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette, LSU in Shreveport, the Monroe Civic Center for small animals and the Ike Hamilton Center for large animals in Monroe, the Farmer's Market in Alexandria, and the LSU Agriculture Center/Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge. Owners must be housed in a Red Cross shelter; owners are responsible for caring for their animals, including feeding and cleaning. Animals will be accepted 24 hours a day. Veterinarians will be on hand to handle any medical needs. While owners are responsible for the feeding and cleaning of their pets at the Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge, the SVM, along with volunteers from the Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association, will provide veterinary care. If for some reason, an owner is unable to care for a pet sheltered in the Parker Coliseum (e.g., the owner is housed in a special needs shelter), SVM student volunteers will provide primary care, such as feeding and cleaning. The East Baton Rouge Animal Control Center will be taking stray animals. The Parker Coliseum will be staffed 24 hours a day by a supervising veterinarian and student volunteers from the School of veterinary medicine. Pets in the Coliseum will be given physical exams and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccinations. If a pet requires medical attention and veterinary monitoring, it will be sent to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicines Veterinary Teaching Hospital. People With Pets Who Are Evacuating New Orleans The LA/SPCA will transport animals from pick-up points in New Orleans to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. The pick-up points have not yet been determined and are being coordinated with the agency charged with transporting people from New Orleans to other areas. The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales, La., will serve as the primary staging area. Once the shelter is full, animals will be moved to temporary shelters in other areas of Louisiana and Texas.

    The LA/SPCA Dorothy Dorsett Mobile Veterinary Center will be at the Lamar-Dixon Center to treat incoming animals as needed.

    We have received news that an animal shelter at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette has been opened, right next to the Cajundome. Evacuees may bring their pets their for housing. The shelter has PLENTY of food, water, crates, cages, bedding and newspaper. BUT the owners are responsible for feeding, watering, walking and medicating their own pets. Interested parties may call Lafayette Parish Animal Control at 337-291-5644 for more information.

  • Shelters for Animals
    Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association is accepting pets at the Blackham Coliseum in Layfayette, LSU in Shreveport, and the Monroe Civic Center for small animals and the Ike Hamilton Center in Monroe for large animals. Also Farmers Market in Alexandria and LSU Agricultural Center at Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge.

    Alexandria - Large & Small 318-442-4222 (all vet clinics will accept)
    Lamar Dixon - Gonzales - Large Animals
    Shreveport - LSU-S (pets only, no livestock)
    West Monroe - Ike Hamilton Coliseum

    Current Needs

    Medical Volunteers: HHS Medical Volunteer Line
    1-866-528-6334 or NOTE: If you do not receive a response from the HHS line you may want to consider contacting some of the other resources listed below. American Medical Association Medical Volunteer Hotline: 1-800-272-2707.

    The Red Cross suggests two options: 1) Agencies and organizations supporting first responders and hospitals or 2) work with the Red Cross which requires a 1-2 day training before dispatching.

    Local State Health Departments in many states are signing up medical volunteers. Check with your states HHS or EMS office.

    • Louisiana has an urgent need for licensed medical professionals. Physician volunteers can email [email protected] with your name, contact information, expertise, and dates available.
      Nurses, MDs, and EMTs can call 225-578-7688 and they will get you going. Bring a copy of your license. Medical Volunteers for Louisiana and Texas: 1-225-389-2100 Medical Volunteers for Mississippi These numbers are in the disaster zone and may require a couple of tries to get through
      • Information and Credentialing for First Responders and Medical Volunteers Physicians and EMTs call 601-576-8085
      • Nurses and other health professionals call 601-497-8022 (information line) or 601-944-4849 (message line)
    • Medical Volunteers for Alabama

      Sites Needing Nursing (and other medically trained volunteers) Lead officer for medical volunteers in Louisiana: Dr. Jean Takenaka, Office of Public Health Emergency Operations Center at (225) 763-5751 or e-mail:[email protected]. More contacts for Medical Volunteers in Texas and Louisiana. Or Contact James Bryant at (512) 458.7111 x6643 or [email protected] More information available online including temporary licensing. Texas Asking for Medically Trained Volunteers

      LSU Looking for Trained Medical Volunteers. Call 225-219-0821. LSU Looking for medical and other supplies. LSU School of Veterinary Medicine at 225-578-9900 ( or the LVMA at 1-800-524-2996 (">LSU Veterinary School needs money, kennels, and other supplies. MORE WAYS TO HELP Collection points, items needed, and more Baton Rouge River Center Shelter needs supplies including clothing, blankets, formula, diapers, sleeping bags and more. Call 225-389-3030 Supplies Needed at the medical triage headquarters at LSU Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Looking for reading glasses, plus sized clothing, liquid canned baby formula, pedialyte, infant diapers, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes and other toiletries. Do not bring clothes, shoes, and toys to the Assembly Center. Volunteer Opportunities at Craigs List New Orleans. AA Groups are available to provide support to anyone who needs it. American Bar Association is recruiting lawyers to help man a phone bank and assist people with issues related to the disaster. Contact Beth Ragan 312.988.6142 for more information. LA Wildlife & Fisheries are no longer asking for volunteer boats because of security concerns in the city. Call 225-765-2706 for more information. Red Cross is asking for volunteers. In Louisiana dial 211 or call 1-866-GET-INFO or check with your local Red Cross chapter. EPA is asking for reports of all spills of hazardous chemicals, including oil spills and other environmental hazards. Call 800-424-8802 or 202-267-2675. Can't Call Out? Volunteers on Craig's List are helping place telephone calls for others. See in the "Lost and Found" section for New Orleans and Jackson. Landmarks Underwater in New Orleans. GPS and satellite phones would help search and rescue efforts. Check with Your Local Blood Donation Program. Centers being set up for blood donation efforts. Salvation Army is looking for small groups of volunteers who can serve victims and response personnel in 12-day stints. Call Maj. Alan Phillips at (904) 545-1371 or Robert Toman at (904) 545-1035.

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      Emergency Medication Refills

      Emergency Medications Refills Texas and some other states will allow a pharmacist to refill prescriptions in an emergency even if the prescribing physician cannot be reached. Schedule II controlled substances are generally excluded from this provision. See Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Louisiana Board of Pharmacy announced Friday that evacuees can go to any Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens or Krogers pharmacy in Louisiana or around the country to have their prescriptions filled.

      Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Hotlines

      Call RAINN - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or the Domestic Violence National Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

      Services and Help

      US Legal Forms has a page with information on replacing Social Security carts, Passports, Birth Certificates and other legal documents. Order Birth Certificates Online through The American Bar Association is setting up hotlines to assist people with insurance claims, home repair contracts, wills and other documents, and related issues. See: for more information. Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program will have volunteer lawyers available at shelters and the Astrodome to assist. See: for more information. Dallas Legal Aid will be assisting people in that area. The Dallas Bar will waive it initial consultation fee for referrals for legal advice. The New York State Bar Association fund will help victims in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama pay for such services as filing insurance claims, getting death certificates completed and applying for federal aid. Small Business Administration has assistance for business owners affected by the hurricane. See FEMA Hotline Number for Unemployment Benefits is 1-800-621-FEMA or TTY: 1-800-462-7585 or call your local unemployment office. The "National Refugee Policy'' will allow people who normally do not qualify for Food Stamps to receive food stamps if they fled storm-damaged areas of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. Normally, the Agriculture Department requires food stamp recipients to requalify for the benefit if they move to another state. Louisiana has a hotline where you can apply for Food Stamp assistance. IRS Disaster Tax Relief information and disaster loss kits. Available online The IRS has extended deadlines until Oct. 31 to file tax returns and submit tax payments. The extension includes the Sept. 15 deadline for estimated taxes for businesses and individuals affected by the Hurricane. NEW: The IRS has now extended deadlines for estimated taxes, payments, and returnes until the end of the year. If You Are Unable to Pay Your Mortgage call your mortgage lender and notify them as quickly as possible. Many banks and mortgage companies will accept arrangements to delay payments three months or more during a disaster. Visit the FDIC Web Site for more information about banking help or call 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342). Reverse Voice Mail
      OmVox Telecom and Window Canvas, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, have created a new toll-free communications service, allowing family members displaced by Hurricane Katrina to communicate with one another via "reverse voice mail." Storm victims can call 1-877-206-7500, enter a 10-digit telephone number such as their home, office, or cell number, and leave a 3-minute voicemail message, letting others know of their whereabouts and safety. Family members can call 1-877-206-7500, enter the 10-digit telephone number of their loved one and listen to any messages left by missing family members. If the line is busy, keep trying.

      School Information

      Lafayette Parish in Lafayette, Louisiana. The schools are taking in students that are displaced from Katrina
      They can contact they Lafayette Parish School Board at 337-236-6838

      Texas Public Schools Open to Children from Hurricane Katrina. Texas schools will enroll children from the disaster area. Hotlines for schools in Texas.

      Diocese of Baton Rouge is making room in its classes for students from the Diocese of New Orleans. They also are offering housing to displaced families. 225-387-0561


      Many colleges are accepting students displaced by the disaster zone including these:

      • Google Search of Colleges Accepting Students University of Texas at Arlington
        University of Houston
        University of Texas at Austin
        Southern Methodist University
        TCU in Fort Worth
        Loyola University Chicago
        University of Illinois
        Indiana University
        University of Wisconsin
        SUNY (State University of New York) Mississippi
      • South Carolina

      Mail Forwarding

      1-800-ASK-USPS. Or online at

      Federal, State, and Local Agencies

      Disaster Recovery Centers

      Before visiting a Recovery Center, try calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1 800-462-7585 (TTY) available 24 hours per day. Multilingual operators are available. You can also apply for assistance online at

      Alabama Disaster
      Recovery Center

      Bayou La Batre Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
      12700 Padgett Switch Road
      Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

      National Emergency Resource RegistryIf you or your organization, agency, or corporation have resources that may be made available to the response agencies please list them here. High Priority Needs

      • Housing Transportation
      • Emergency Supplies

      National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Needs and Help bulletin board to coordinate professional assistance. Or call 1(800) FOR-NIGP

      • Baton Rouge Office of Emergency Preparedness

      • Jefferson Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness: (504) 349-5360
      • Louisiana State Services Hotline 1-888-524-3578. Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Can assist with Disaster Food Stamps, Medicaid, Wic, Mental Health Counselling, Addictive Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Social Security Benefits, Social Security Disability Benefits, Child Support, Foster Care, DHH State Supplement Checks, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, and Disaster Unemployement Benefits.

      Katrina Recovery

      • Federal Web Site with links for finding loved ones, getting help, and other information.

      FEMA: Save Your Receipts

      A FEMA Official has said: If you were hit with any sort of disaster-related loss, you qualify for federal assistance. If you had to spend a night in a hotel, FEMA will cover it. Save your receipts, keep track of everything you have bought. WWL-TV NEWS

    • National Response Center
      • 1-800-424-8802
      • 1-202-267-2675
      State Emergency Management Agencies
    • Parish/County Emergency Management
  • City of New Orleans Emergency Shelter Information Points:
    - Tourist Welcome Center, US 65 & 84, 1401 Carter St. (US 84), Vidalia, LA
    - Tourist Welcome Center, TA Truck Stop, Tallulah Exit (Hwy 65 & I 20)
    - Paragon Casino, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville LA
    - Sammys Truck Stop, I-49, Exit 53, 3601 LA 115W, Bunkie, LA
    - Med Express Office, 7525 US 71, Alexandria, LA
    - P.E. Gym, LSU- Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA
    - Pickering High School, 180 Lebleu Rd., Leesville, LA
    - Mowad Civic Center, 5th & 10th St., 1 Block off US 165, Oakdale, LA


    Louisiana Department of Insurance available for help 1-800-259-5300 or Online

    Alabama Department of Insurance
    (800) 433-3966
    (334) 241-4141
    Louisiana Department of Insurance
    (800) 259-5300
    (225) 342-5900
    Mississippi Department of Insurance
    (800) 562-2957
    (601) 359-2453
    Texas Department of Insurance
    (800) 252-3439
    (800) 578-4677
    Georgia Department of Insurance
    (800) 656-2298
    (404) 656-2056
    Florida Department of Insurance
    (800) 882-3054
    (850) 413-3131
    (800) 342-2762 - (FL Only) Tennessee Department of Insurance
    (800) 342-4029
    (615) 741-2241

    Arkansas Department of Insurance
    (800) 282-9134
    (501) 371-2600

  • Insurance Company Contact Information
    AIG: (800) 242-2418
    Allstate: (800) 547-8676
    Chubb Group of Insurance Companies: (800) 252-4670
    CAN: Personal Insurance Policyholders: (800) 588-7400; Commercial Insurance Policyholders: (877) 262-2727
    The Hartford: (800) 243-5860
    Metlife Auto & Home: (800) 854-6011
    SAFECO: (888) 723-3265
    Selective Insurance: (800) 777-9656 ext. 2801; fax: (973) 948-1103 State Farm: (800) 732-5246
    Travelers Property/Casualty: Personal Insurance Policyholders: (800) 252-4633; Commercial Insurance Policyholder: 800-238-6225
    USAA: (800) 531-8222

    Contacts for Teachers

    Alvarez & Marsal Hotline for New Orleans Teachers 877-771-5800
    or see and Employees should call with their contact information as soon as possible.

    Alphabetical Index to Resources on this page.

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    Aerial Photos
    Alabama State Emergency Management
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    American Bar Association Volunteers
    American Medical Association Volunteers
    Addictive Disorders, Louisiana
    Animal Rescue and Adoption


    Banking Help
    Baton Rouge Office of Emergency Preparedness
    Birth Certificates, Replacing British Consulate
    Business Help


    Child Support, LA
    Children, Finding Lost
    Chemical Spills
    City of New Orleans
    Coast Guard
    County EMS Alabama
    County EMS Florida
    County EMS Mississippi


    Developmental Disorders, Louisiana
    DHH Checks, LA
    Disaster Recovery Centers
    Disaster Recovery Center, Alabama
    Diocese of Baton Rouge
    Diocese of New Orleans
    Domestic Violence Hotline


    Emergency Contacts
    Emergency Medication Refills
    EMT Volunteers
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


    FEMA Flooded Areas Map
    FEMA Teleregistration
    Finding Friends and Relatives Finding Friends and Relatives Multiple Site Search
    FirstGov Katrina Recovery
    Florida State Emergency Management
    Food Stamps
    Food Stamps, Louisiana
    Foster Care, LA



    HHS Medical Volunteers
    Housing Houston Shelters
    Houston Red Cross
    Houston Volunteer Lawyers


    Insurance Help
    IRS Help


    Jefferson Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness


    Lafayette Parish Schools
    Language Help
    Lawyers Legal Help
    Licenses for Medical Volunteers
    Louisiana Department of Insurance
    Louisiana State Emergency Management
    Louisiana State Police
    Louisiana State Services Hotline


    Mail Forwarding
    Medicaid, Louisiana
    Medical Volunteers
    Medicare Cards, Replacing
    Medication Refills
    Mental Health Counseling, Louisiana
    Military, Resources for
    Missing Children
    Missing Persons
    Mississippi State Emergency Management
    Mortgage Help


    National Resource Registry
    National Response Center
    New Orleans, City of
    New Orleans, Shelters
    New Orleans, Police Fire & Medical
    New Orlean, Search & Rescue
    New Orleans, Crescent City Conn. Police
    New Orleans Police Non-Emergency
    New York Bar Volunteers
    NOAA Aerial Photos
    Nurse Volunteers


    Parish Information
    Parish EMS, Louisiana
    Paramedic Volunteers
    Passports, Replacing
    Pharmacist Volunteers
    Pharmacy Help
    Physicians Volunteers
    Poison Control Center
    Post Offices
    Prescription Refills

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    Rape Crisis Hotline
    Red Cross Family Links Help
    Red Cross Medical Volunteers
    Red Cross Shelters
    Rehabilitation Services, LA
    Reverse Voice Mail
    Road Closures


    Salvation Army
    Satellite Photos
    Search and Rescue, Louisiana
    Shelter Hotline, FEMA
    Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Social Security Benefits, LA
    Social Security Disability Benefits, LA
    Social Security Cards, Replacing

    Spanish Translators
    State Emergency Management Agencies
    Streaming Video
    Survivors Lists


    Texas Public Schools
    Tax Help
    Translation Help


    Unemployment Benefits
    Unemployment Benefits, LA
    United States Postal Service
    U.S. Coast Guard


    Veterans Administration
    Veterinary Help
    Veterinary Volunteers
    Volunteer Hotline, FEMA
    Volunteers, Companies
    Volunteers, Medical


    WIC, Louisiana (Women, Infants, & Children)
    Weather Forecast
    WWL-TV New Orleans
    WWSU New Orleans
    WJTV Jackson
    WAFF Huntsville
    WKRG Mobile / Pensacola

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