After the Hurricanes
Neighbor helping Neighbor
LIDRN continues to coordinate with area faith communities as we look at the long term recovery needs of the affected areas in Louisiana. Much of the work is neighbor helping neighbor, with many unsung heroes. Please feel free to contact us to add to the below list of helpful contact information.
HELPFUL WEB-SITES / PHONE NUMBERS:
http://emergency.louisiana.gov/ Includes updates on water systems under boil advisory; and POD's (points of distribution) centers for tarps, ice, water, and MRE's; list of open gas stations; and more. State recorded hotline: 1-866-288-2484
Office of Emergency Preparedness: http://brgov.com/emergency/
includes info. on shelters, feeding sites, and distribution centers for
water and MRE's.
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness: http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/
FEMA: 1-800-621-FEMA or http://www.fema.gov/ Includes info. on the possibility of
rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable, or reimbursements for temporary hotel expenses , as well as other aid programs for those in federally declared disaster affected areas.
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/ 1-800-RedCross
DOTD reminds citizens of 511 Traveler Information System
As citizens return to their homes in Louisiana, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reminds residents that travelers can access up-to-date information about weather-related road conditions, construction activities and other critical incidents by dialing 511 from their telephone.
list to be updated as more information is received