Relief Agencies Look to Assist Victims from Katrina

August 30, 2005

A number of agenices have posted contact information in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which left a swath of death and damages from Louisiana to Alabama in the last day.

For more information, contact the following:

Alabama Emergency Management Agency (205-280-2200);
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (225-925-7400);
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (601-352-9100); 24-hour emergency line, 1-800-222-MEMA (6362);
American Red Cross 1-800-229-8191,or 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636).

Claims can be filed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Because phone lines remain down in some areas and disaster response officials are overwhelmed, officials are asking that callers be patient.

FEMA (1-800-621-FEMA).

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