The following numbers will provide information on public shelters and assistance for out-of-state residents who evacuated for Hurricane Katrina. Information for persons with special needs seeking public shelter, including the elderly, the ill, and the disabled, also is available.
Please note that these numbers are specifically for out-of-state evacuees. They are not for general information, and they are not for media calls.
► If you have traveled to
► If you are experiencing a life-threatening situation, call 911.
► If you are using a cell phone or cannot contact 211, call this toll free number: 1-888-312-4567.
Additional numbers for assistance:
► fema: 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-621-fema
► American Red Cross: 1-866-get-info.
Source: Victoria LaFollett-Koenig, CPM,