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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Politics Aside - Hurricane Assistance Information

Paul from Wizbang has asked, as bloggers, to put our Monday morning quarter-backing to the side and compile as much information as possible so that people affected by the hurricane (like himself) don't have to spend hours looking for information.  So, here is a list of information that might be helpful if you have been directly affected by Hurricane Katrina. I will keep updating this list as I compile more information. If you find information that you think might be useful leave the information in the comment section and I will add it to the list. Paul has some good tips on what people will be looking for so head over to Wizbang to get some ideas for what to help with.

For starters the Network For Good website is jam packed with donating information and information for the victims.

IMPORTANT: If you are trying to locate a loved one the American Red Cross maintains a database to help you find family. Contact your local American Red Cross chapter for information. Do not contact the chapter in the disaster area.

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.
  • 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.laworks.net 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.

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.

This is some of the information off of FEMA's web site. They have a great FAQ's section if you need to find out more information such as I Don't Have Any (or enough) Insurance?, What About My Pets?, Apply for Disaster Assistance?

Disaster Recovery A Guide to Financial Issues

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner - 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)
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

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.


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Comments

GREAT idea! Excellent post, thanks for the info!

Posted by: LiberPaul | Aug 31, 2005 9:14:08 AM

Thanks Bastard... I was thinking of doing this myself but I couldn't get as detailed as you did. You really do your research.

Steve

Posted by: steve | Aug 31, 2005 9:44:01 AM

Thanks Steve and Paul!!!

Hey just copy post and paste. Wizbang started the ball rolling and he is right, if we can save 5-6 hours of someone doing research (which is what it took me to find all this stuff) and multiply that by 35,000+ people than we made a difference. I for one would be there in aheart beat just like people were there for me on 9/11 but work doesn't allow it. Anything is possible if we work together.

Posted by: The Bastard | Aug 31, 2005 9:57:20 AM

Thank you for all your hard work here. I have taken Steve and Paul's lead and pasted the informion you offered on my blog as well with a link back to you. Thanks again.

Posted by: Rebecca | Aug 31, 2005 11:03:21 AM

Awesome post! I found another link to help with pet/animal rescue: Noah's Wish. Their mission is to "rescue and shelter animals in disasters"...and they might be able to help locate lost pets.

Posted by: Tracey | Aug 31, 2005 12:27:01 PM

Thanks for the listings. Instapundit.com also has a compilation of various charities that can be useful to those who want to donate.

Posted by: cube | Aug 31, 2005 12:27:25 PM

thanks TB--haven't felt this helpless and hopeless since...It's good to have concrete information

Posted by: pia | Aug 31, 2005 3:50:01 PM

Hey there, faggot. Why do you act like a humanitarian on here and then go curse other people on their blogs? You're such a hypocrite.

BTW, you may want to check your comments. I can't believe you'd humble yourself like that.

Posted by: MBL | Aug 31, 2005 3:59:12 PM

He curses people on here too. It's quite fun to read. :)

Posted by: Tracey | Aug 31, 2005 5:12:42 PM

MBL, take a look at the name OK so before a pussy deprived asshat like yourself goes around making fucking absurd comments like you just did one must ask themselves "do I look dumb" how the fuck does cursing someone out for leaving stupid calling cards on peoples sites and being a humanitarian make someone a hypocrit?

Now if I told you to eat your own fucking shit it's good for you and then didn't follow the same advice that would make me a hypocrit.

Man, you are fucking stupid little man!!!! And to fucking think someone once trusted you with a fucking loaded weapon? What was your name in bootcamp? Come on tell us all here at BIO what your name was? Gomer Pile wasn't it?

While your multiple personality is thinking these questions over take the thumb out of your ass and the cock out of your mouth it might help you think better. And while you're at it wipe that man spackle off your mouth it is very unbecoming!!!

Sincerely,

The Bastard

Posted by: The Bastard | Aug 31, 2005 6:58:52 PM

And in case anyone else has been harrassed by MBL or Republican Vet here is where the harrassment is coming from

Map of Latitude: 36.0066
Longitude: -95.9810

Map of Latitude: 36.1319
Longitude: -95.9543

Map of Latitude: 36.1319
Longitude: -95.9543

One cannot be to careful these days. And there internet service provider is Cox Communications and Level III Communications.

I wonder what their harrassment policies are?

Posted by: The Bastard | Aug 31, 2005 7:33:44 PM

Hmmm...are you sure it's Republican Vet? I know that there's a "Ghost of Republican Vet" out there somewhere, but RV is a regular poster over on GunTotingLiberal's site, and while he's definitely a 'Pub, his M.O. is definitely NOT like MBL.

Posted by: Tracey | Aug 31, 2005 8:25:22 PM

Okay...I was WRONG...bigtime! :( Sorry about the doubt. I was merely thinking about the way that he normally debates on GTL's site. I actually went to his site, and saw that he's a comment-changer, and rather slanderous.

Sorry. :(

Posted by: Tracey | Aug 31, 2005 8:34:41 PM

A local radio station KFBK 1530(The one where Rush Limbaugh started, lol) is sponsering a cash donation thing near the State Fair going on out here in California. Just considering how much. Unfortunately they are not taking clothes right now but hopefully they can do that soon. This whole thing sucks...

FYI Bastard, conservative or not MBL is NOT a person I want in my party. Though we may share part of an ideology I am NOT an advocate for that mess he or she is posting. I personally view yours and I arguments as "two dudes arguing over a beer". For you to take the time and post the hurricane relief info is outstanding and I believe with all sincerity that you and others at Bring It On want all Americans to work together on this. This affects every American, every race, and every gender.

Brad, if you are reading this, MBL more closely resembles the term "traitorous cock-sucker" than I ever will.

Posted by: steve | Aug 31, 2005 8:42:34 PM

Wow i can only imagine a 35 year old Acne ridden adolescent with a super hereo shrine bloging that shit from his/her? moms basement What a loser/get a life.

Posted by: The Iron Sausage | Sep 1, 2005 12:23:15 AM

While I do not agree with what he says, I'll defend to the death his right to say it. All speech is free.

All joking aside, this is one absolutely unspeakable tragedy. I only hope and pray that Bush, his team, and the whole government does the right thing, whatever that may be. Hopefully, pour as much as they can to a place that really, truly, seriously needs it.

All seriousness aside now, you called him "asshat", Bastard. Bravo.

Bravo.

Posted by: Brad | Sep 1, 2005 1:29:31 AM

Bastard, I have a site for you. It's http://missingkatrina.com/ and it's a place for people to put up pictures of friends or loved ones missing in the wake of katrina.

Posted by: mulligan | Sep 3, 2005 10:28:18 AM

Very good info on how to those effected by the Hurrican Katrina disaster. I plan to do my part.
Speaking of helping out my comment concerns an incident in a recent TV fund raiser.
First I believe rap musician Kanye West has, like every other US citizen the right to free speach and freedom of expression. This despite the deplorable US PATRIOT ActThat noted, while I agree for the most part in what he said I wonder if a charity drive was the proper venue to say it. Maybe Mr. West thought it was the only chance he had to express his feelings. I especially feel sorry for what was as far as I could tell, Comic-Actor Mike Myers was totally unprepared for the rapper's remarks. The entertainer alluded to blacks looting and whites finding. His remark reminded me of a set of photographs taken from New Orleans at the time of the Katrina disaster. They can be seen at www.snopes.com. In case you're not familiar with it, www.snopes.com is a major urban legend information source. There was a photograph of African-Americans with the word looting. There was a photo of a middle class white man and woman. The word used was finding. Not certain if the rap artist saw these pictures. They can be viewed at the photo section of www.snopes.com Even if who ever captioned these pics didn't mean to imply an racism, the perception of racism I believe is still there. In other words it's not only what is written but how it's perceived. True millions of people could have possibly seen these photoes and nobody can be held responsible for every observer's thoughts.Let's face reality. That's not humanly possible. On the other hand what was meant and what's perceived can be vastly different. Communication is based on language and perception. That is by language and the perception of words. In other words not only denotation but also connotation. What I mean is the official dictionary definition vs the connotation. Take the example Jew. The dictionary definition is a follower of Judaism. To an anti-semite, Judeophobe it has a whole different meaning, perception. To an Evangelical Jew most likely conjures up potential Christian or Messianic Jew. My point is the same word can have different contexts depending on who is doing the perceiving. My personal take is when one is trying to find true necessities for literally survival, that is a far cry from taking luxory items. No I'm not necessarily implying the latter happened. My definition is a general one. Also I think relevant to his rant is the fact is many of the social programs being cut by Bush are ones which help mostly people of color. This is especially true of Medicaid. Judging from Bush's domestic budget cuts it's no mystery to me why Kanye West said Bush doesn't care about black people. I'd add he doesn't seem to be caring very much about anyone except the super rich, ie top 2% tax bracket. Everyone else seems to be expendable to Bush. mayapple3

Posted by: Lynda Appell | Sep 4, 2005 9:41:14 PM

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