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09/23/05

Katrina/Rita Missing Person’s Hotline

The following is a statement from Ernie Allen, President and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), on the NCMEC’s Involvement in Hurricane Rita.

“At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has expanded our Katrina Missing Persons Hotline to include potentially fractured families as result of Hurricane Rita.

If you cannot reach your local law enforcement concerning a missing family member, you can contact our Katrina/Rita Missing Person’s Hotline, 1-888-544-5475, which operates from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight EST, seven days/week.

We will accept reports from the parents, legal guardians, or immediate family of missing/displaced children.

We will accept reports of missing adults from immediate family members and refer the cases to the National Center for Missing Adults.

We will work in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse to provide assistance as requested.”

Source:  Communications Department, NCMEC, (703) 837-6111

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