Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Hurricane Assistance Information
"Bastard" over at "Bring it On" has given permission for people to cut and paste his detailed post on disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina. Here is the information from his blog. Again, we thank him for his detailed research. Unfortunately, when trying a few of the links provided, I ran into problems. I have either fixed the links here or I have eliminated them if I could not find the correct information. If you wish to help victims, consider donating through the "Network For Good" web site or through "Red Cross." Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Politics Aside - Hurricane Assistance Information IMPORTANT: Evacuees can call the American Red Cross’ information line at 1-866-GET-INFO for information regarding emergency assistance and public safety information and road closures. In addition, Louisiana residents can call the Louisiana State Police at 800-469-4828 to check on roadways that are open and safe for travel in less impacted areas. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FEMA: The Disaster Assistance Process for Individuals For use ONLY by people in designated federal disaster areas. Be prepared to give your Social Security number, describe your losses, provide financial information, and give directions to the damaged property. What You Can Do If You're Having Trouble Getting Through If you get a busy signal, try to call in the evening after 6:00 p.m. or on the weekends when call volumes tend to be lighter. Tips for Applying for Federal Disaster Assistance People who lose their jobs due to the disaster may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) which provides weekly benefits to individuals who are unemployed and not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance compensation. You can call 1-800-621-FEMA (TTY: 1-800-462-7585) or the local unemployment office for information. Disaster Unemployment Assistance From the Department of Labor Louisiana – To file a claim, individuals may report in person to the nearest Job Center. For general information and locations of Job Centers, you can visit Louisiana Works Department of Labor website at http://www.ldol.state.la.us/or call (225) 342-2937. Mississippi – Unemployed individuals must file their claim in person at the nearest local WIN Job & Claims Center. Individuals will need their Social Security card, or a Driver's License, and the names and addresses for the places he/she worked during the past 18 months. A listing of WIN Job and Claims Centers can be obtained on Mississippi Employment Security website at http://mdes.ms.gov. For convenience, individuals may complete an online registration form, print it and take it to a WIN Job & Claims Center. NOTE: I could not myselt get on this page. It could be that the page or down or that traffic is too heavy. FEMA can provide disaster housing assistance to those whose homes are damaged or destroyed. To apply for assistance, all you have to do is call the special toll free telephone number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) and register. Specially trained operators at one of FEMA's National Processing Service Centers will process your application. NOTE: You can also obtain help information from FEMA on the internet. This is some of the information off of FEMA's web site. They have a great FAQ's section . Disaster Recovery A Guide to Financial Issues Google search on - What To Do After A Hurricane Hits USDA, Natural Disaster Assistance - Hurricane Assistance Alabama Emergency Management Agency Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Louisiana Emergency Management Agency -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Louisiana State Information Louisiana State Police LSP Hotline 1-800-469-4828 for 911 emergencies only. Do not call for road closures. Report Roadway Emergencies: Dial *LSP (*577) on your cell phone to report roadway emergencies. Louisiana Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guide Evacuees can register children for school in Lafayette Parish Shelter Information: Red Cross- 1(866)-GET-INFO (438-4636) 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 Equine Shelter/Evacuation Site Information Locations for Animal Evacuation: 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 Louisiana Hotel Information 1-800-99-GUMBO 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 Sammy's 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 Offices of Emergency Preparedness Orleans Parish 504-565-7200 Jefferson Parish 504-349-5360 St.Bernard Parish 504-278-4268 St.Tammany Parish 985-898-2323 Lafourche Parish 504-446-8427 Assumption Parish 985-369-7386 St.Charles Parish 985-783-5050 St.John Parish 985-652-2222 St James Parish 225-562-2364 Plaquemine Parish 504-297-5500 Tangipohoa Parish 985-748-9602 Terrebonne Parish 985-873-6357 Washington Parish 985-732-5200 St.Mary Parish 504-385-2600 Orleans City Departments Phone Numbers Office Of Emergency Preparedness 504-565-7200 Mayor's Public Advocacy Office 504-565-7115 Mayor's Communications Office 504-565-6580 New Orleans Police Department 504-821-2222 New Orleans Fire Department 504-565-7800 Public Works Department 504-565-6844 Park & Parkway Department 504-286-2100 Sewerage & Water Board 504-585-2000 Hurricane Evacuation Shelter Coordinator 504-565-7208 Human Relations Commission 504-565-7916 Emergency Numbers Southeast La. Red Cross 504-587-1500 New Orleans Public Advocacy 504-565-7115 New Orleans Human Relations Commission 504-565-7918 New Orleans Council on Aging 504-821-4121 American Red Cross 1-888-737-1997 For police, fire, and medical emergencies call 911.