I Am In Need...
Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge has prepared two guides documenting assistance available from various agencies in the area. Both guides are available for download on our Reports / Reference page.
1. Can you help me locate a loved one?
NOLA has set-up a message board where you can search listings and post your own messages (www.nola.com). If you need a computer to use—so you can check the online listings, try the public library.
Also try 1-800-GET-INFO, or 1-800-438-4636.
- I need Assistance.
There are several emergency shelters in the area with essentials like food and water. Please visit the Louisiana Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness website at www.ohsep.louisiana.gov or call the Red Cross at 1(866)-GET-INFO (438-4636) for current listings.
- Housing/Temporary Relocation
Operation Share Your Home: 888-827-2525
www.moveon.org has a database of free housing available to the victims of the Katrina disaster in the area. Visit their website to find housing.
- I need to make a long-distance phone call.
Emergency call centers available:
Cingular store locations in Morgan City, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Zachary, Hammond, Plaquemine and Lafayette; Mobile and Foley, Ala.; Natchez, Miss.
- Phone List
The phone number for the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness: 925-7500.
Ascension Parish OEP:
EBR Parish OEP:
WBR Parish OEP:
Lafourche Parish OEP:
Livingston Parish OEP:
Orleans Parish OEP:
St. Bernard Parish OEP:
St. Charles Parish OEP:
St. John Parish OEP:
St. Tammany Parish OEP:
Tangipahoa Parish OEP:
Terrebonne Parish OEP:
West Feliciana Parish OEP:
To Check On Family And Friends:
Disaster Unemployment Assistance:
Food Stamps Hotline:
Finding Missing Persons:
In New Orleans In Distress:
225-925-3511/ 225- 925-7412
Displaced Animals Donations:
You may need to call individual parish offices of emergency preparation to get a complete list of shelters. The phone number for the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness is 925-7500.