|Resource type||Preparing for an emergency, Getting help after an emergency, Recovery, News|
|Resource sub-type||Government Resources, Helpline Phone Numbers|
|Types of emergencies handled||Earthquake; Volcanic eruption; Severe weather; Flooding and tsunami; Urban fire, explosion, or bombingwarning.png"Urban fire, explosion, or bombing" is not in the list of possible values (Earthquake, Volcanic eruption, Severe weather, Flooding and tsunami, Urban fire or explosion, Wildland fire, Utility disruption, Transportation emergency, Solar storm/EMP attack, Meteorite/space debris, War or Civil disturbance, Chemical spill or release, Disease outbreak, Famine, Nuclear and radiation accidents) for this property. ; Wildland fire; Utility disruption; Transportation emergency; Solar storm/EMP attack; Meteorite/space debris; Civil disturbancewarning.png"Civil disturbance" is not in the list of possible values (Earthquake, Volcanic eruption, Severe weather, Flooding and tsunami, Urban fire or explosion, Wildland fire, Utility disruption, Transportation emergency, Solar storm/EMP attack, Meteorite/space debris, War or Civil disturbance, Chemical spill or release, Disease outbreak, Famine, Nuclear and radiation accidents) for this property. ; Chemical spill or release; Disease outbreak|
United States Emergency Contact & Disaster Relief Information
If you add numbers to this list, please identify the organization that operates them, whenever possible.
American Red Cross
- Disaster Helpline: 1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636)
- Red Cross recommends registering with the Red Cross Safe and Well program: register online at www.redcross.org or by phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 1-866-GET-INFO
- Gustav News from the Red Cross
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Gustav Information at FEMA
- To apply for assistance or get general info: 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362)
- The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585
- Register online: http://www.fema.gov/about/process
- Red Cross "Safe & Well" Program: register yourself or find others who may have registered at Red Cross Safe and Well or by phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
- Red Cross - Southeast Louisiana Chapter: 504-620-3105, www.arcno.org
- Louisiana Patient Locator -- Search by name for patients transferred out of Louisiana hospitals
- Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness: (225) 925-7402
- National Center for Missing Children: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) www.missingkids.com
- USA.gov's hurricane recovery page includes info on finding loved ones. No Gustav information added yet
- Listing of numerous hotlines here, but possibly not updated since 2005
National Response Center
National Response Center should only be contacted to report oil and chemical spills.
The American Bar Association, the largest voluntary professional association in the world, has free legal help through the ABA Young Lawyers Division. If you are seeking legal help because of the disaster, the ABA Young Lawyers Division/FEMA toll-free hotlines are:
- Alabama: 1-800-354-6154
- Louisiana: 1-800-310-7029
- Mississippi: 1-866-255-4495
- State Bar of Texas/Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program Texas: 1-800-504-7030
PLEASE NOTE: Please call the number for the state in which you are located. If you have been displaced due to the hurricane, call the number in the state in which you last lived. Due to the volume of calls into the Northern Gulf Coast region, these numbers may not connect upon each attempt.
Disaster Relief Concerns
- Gustav Disaster Accountability Project: The Disaster Accountability Project's toll-free hotline (866-9-TIP-DAP) is ready for Gustav-related calls from Gulf Coast residents and relief workers. Should there be gaps in Disaster Relief services before or after landfall, individuals should use the toll-free hotlineto report the specific location and nature of the service gaps.
State Helpline Numbers
- Helpline Numbers: Alabama
- Helpline Numbers: Florida
- Helpline Numbers: Louisiana
- Helpline Numbers: Mississippi
- Helpline Numbers: South Carolina
- Helpline Numbers: Texas
- Helpline Numbers: Virginia
DO NOT USE 911 UNLESS YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY.