Thursday, September 01, 2005

General Announcements

We contact command centers and evacuation facilities to check their status, and we record their high priority needs to this site. People are invited to make requests on behalf of emergency command centers and evacuation facilities, but must leave a working phone number and/or e-mail address - preferably both, in addition to the full street address.

If you know anyone who has internet access, a phone, and might be willing to help us help people get what they need in the disaster zone, please e-mail or call them about our site. If you'd like to work with us, please introduce yourself in the comments section of this post. We're glad to have your help.

If you're looking for goods and/or services, or would like to vounteer goods and/or services, those posts have their own specific comment areas. All areas are constantly monitored.

Priority requests are placed in the EMERGENCY UPDATE area. Emergency Command Personel and Medical Volunteers will get a 7 minute e-mail or phone response (remember to leave the number in the e-mail) between 6:AM and 10:PM Pacific time, by emailing iceknife (at) .

Thanks for participating!

( Don't trust the timestamps on these index page posts, we have to manipulate them to maintain the order in which they're viewed.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: ONCE YOU FILL A SPECIFIC NEED, LET US KNOW! We don't want to have volunteers drive across the state only to find they're no longer needed!


Blogger Alice said...

Tell me again why they can only accept cash?

"Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami has already distributed a large load of baby items, food and other supplies to victims. Other aid that they will be providing includes assistance with food, shelter, rent, medicine, utilities and mental health counseling," said a statement from Catholic Charities USA, based in Alexandria, Va.

For now, only monetary donations were being accepted. "Catholic Charities USA is unable to accept contributions of food, clothing, blankets and other relief supplies," it said.

8:49 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

No idea, Alice, but thanks for the heads-up.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Sunshine Jim said...

eya bud

ya lemme try Venice,

i'll call em in the AM

and find out whats happening!

9:28 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Absolutely agreed, can't thank you enough Jim. For those of you who don't know, Jim is a shipwright, among other things, and a much better choice for Venice. I'll take Slidel, and start on it immediately.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Sunshine Jim said...

a good map of the NO area

and all the smaller comunities

9:44 PM  
Blogger Willow said...

I am trying to take Kenner, John .. but the sites are down. But I won't be detered!! I will keep trying!! I will see what we can do to get them help .. Kenner is right next door to NO .. so it may be awhile. I am sure they are just as devesated as New Orleans.

9:58 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Thanks Wil! Keep trying, and if all else fails, call in the morning. If we have to ask HAM and shortwave operators, we can, some have blogs and websites.

10:02 PM  
Blogger nut-meg said...

The most likely reason that they only are taking cash is that the needs change from minute to minute. When I was working in the shelter yesterday, we were short on diapers on moment, then we told a few callers that we needed diapers. Within a few hours, we had diapers-a-plenty. Then we needed blankets, within a few hours, blankets galore. With cash, they can get exactly what people need, when they need it. Plus, we had a LOT of people who needed prescriptions filled, especially insulin because they had either run out, or left them behind. Cash would be handy in that case, so we could just go to the drug store and fill them.

As for this blog, I'm quite occupied working in shelters, and I am not sure I
m going to have the time to devote to researching a city, but one thing I can do is provide information on what people need.

For example, many people have had questions about how they go about accessing thier bank accounts in New Orleans and other affected areas. I've been trying to research this and find out what, if any, affilliates these banks have in nearby areas that haven't been affected.

I'll keep an eye on this blog and contribute whatever I can.

10:42 PM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

I'll call Tibodaux in the morning .

10:43 PM  
Blogger muck4doo said...

ifn im can help in tx let me know.

kant reely travalel jik.

ima pore son of em bitch. :(

10:54 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Thanks Meg, and thank you Chubs for taking Tibodaux.

Here's a helpful link for everyone:

From there you can easily find almost any municipal website.

10:56 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Thanks Muck, what we need is for you to pick a city not already taken, and contact them to find out whatthey need, and what they can spare (if anything). Then you post their needs here, as well as report in what they can spare.

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


what city is not already taken?


11:10 PM  
Blogger Willow said...

Lemme try this again!!

Okay ... Websites for the communities we are trying to reach ...

Thibodaux, LA

Morgan City, LA

Donaldsonville, LA .Org site, Donaldsonville, LA .Com site and Donaldsonville, LA Chamber of Commerce site

Bay St. Louis, MS

Hope this helps .. if we decide to add more locales .. I will be happy to add more sites for us!

11:12 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Thanks Wil. Yup #, the four Wil just listed are the ones still not taken.

By the way #, what do we call you when discussing you aloud?

Same goes for (heart).

Two things....

You DO know that when you contact these folks, you have to give them something like a real name, right? Great. Thanks.

Second thing, if you're rarin' to get going, there's one number you can call at this hour... the local police non-emergency for your client city. Chances are they can at least give you an idea how big the problem is there, and what the police needs are. Yeah, we'll contact other departments for them! If they need that kind of help, they have more important things to do than make those calls.

SOOPERSECRET HIDDEN THIRD THING: We might want to play sibling matchmaker, a bit. Learn about our client cities, use metasearch engines to match aspects to potential "sister cities" who'd also benefit from such a relationship, should their positions be reversed or similar. Then contact those cities and make the request for them to adopt our client cities?


11:48 PM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

I just got off of the phone with the people at the Thibodaux command center at Nicholls State University.

He tells me his commanders are in a meeting and assures me that efforts are underway to network resources among cities.

I intend to contact water bottling companies and hope to convince them to send any donations directly to the cities. Ditto with outdoors companies, etc.

We should consider getting our message out to our local press, too.

7:21 AM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Wise beans, Chubs, and excellent work. Let us know what happens with the water requests.

Bad news on the Slidell web page, I still haven't made voice contact with anyone there.


09/02/2005 8:41am

Hurricane Katrina Update 9-1-05

To the Citizens of Slidell,

I am urging you not to return to the City of Slidell at this time. There was extensive flooding in the city, and the work crews, police, and utility companies are working around the clock to restore electricity, gas and water to our City. The presence of more people will only hinder their efforts.

Cleco has brought over 1,000 workers to the area, and they have already begun the tedious process of cutting trees that have fallen and/or been tangled up in power lines. Their crews are working throughout Slidell. They expect the city's power to be fully restored in 6 - 8 weeks.

City crews have begun cleaning the streets of debris and are working to restore water to the area. They are repairing many broken pipes in the process.

The City of Slidell has not had the widespread looting problem as seen in New Orleans and other areas. We have had isolated incidents and have arrested 8 people. I have a zero tolerance policy for looters and have instructed the police department to use deadly force if necessary.

Police Chief Freddy Drennan is receiving assistance from 15 police officers from other states to ensure the safety and security of our City. In addition, I have requested additional armed National Guard troops to protect the City of Slidell. We have issued a 9:00 p.m. curfew, but that is subject to change on my order.

Some schools did take on water, and we don't expect the schools to reopen until October 1, at a minimum.

Again, I am telling residents to please stay out of the area. The work crews, utility companies, and police officers are making significant progress to restore the city's water, gas, and electricity. If people begin to come back and traffic the streets, they will only slow down the process.

Stay safe where you are. There is no water, no electricity, no gas, no food. You cannot survive in Slidell as it is now. I know this is frustrating, but please give us the opportunity to fix this City. Your homes and property are secure. The Slidell Police and National Guard troops will make sure of that.

Finally, all non-essential City of Slidell personnel are now on administrative leave until called upon. As soon as it is safe to come home to Slidell, you are expected to report back to work.

Thank you and stay safe,
Mayor Ben Morris

7:50 AM  
Blogger Sunshine Jim said...

update on Venice LA- no contact yet, phone lines down in the whole area.

town pretty well wiped out, heres a pic:

this is the Venice Marina. major source of income to the community thru sport fishing...

i called the local news peeps at KLFY 337-981-4823

there was a huge explosion of a chemical plant this morning that they're covering.

food coming to NO from Oklahoma and troops from the texas nat gaurd.

I'm forwarding to them (KLFY some of the articles from the bloggie and links to alternate housing and assistance which they are unaware of.

i did raise the topic of looters and warned of provacateurs causing hardships for desperate people and mentioned the 300 iraqui vets with "shoot to kill" orders. she came back with news that the Governor has stated this morning that only armed peeps in the city are subject to the shoot to kill orders!

9:31 AM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Thanks Jim, good work, keep us posted if you reach Venice. Meanwhile, you and I and anyone else who can't reach their client city can work on the requests now in.

In addition to the specific requests, we should start in now putting together a list of desal and water transport options. Same for power, these people need wind, solar, and biodiesel relief as quickly as possible.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Regarding what Meg wrote...If prescriptions need to be filled, it seems like the local WalMarts should be filling them for free as well as seeking people out to dispense their meds.

I might give calling WalMarts a try.

11:02 AM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

If you need an airport to fly relief goods into:

call wendy carr (337) 365-0176 at the New Iberia Airport.

3.2 degrees 27 minutes north

91.53 west 3 mins west

11:17 AM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...


That sure clears up one HUGE question!

Man, you're really on it today!

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just called the City of humans pick up, but the City of Covington City Hall RECORDING says the city is well into recovery, the water pressure is back up, (warns folks to still boil water), there is no electricity yet, (but they are working on it.)

Also, emplyees of the city should call in on Monday to see if they can go back to work, and payroll was made and money was depostied into emplyees bank accounts. If employees didn't have auto depostie, they can come in and pick up their paychecks.

The message also said to check back becuse the message will be changed frequently to reflect updates.

I'm going to send the email as is, and report back when I hear something.

Posted by: WickedCat in Seattle at September 2, 2005 02:32 PM

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Lynne Moore
Matthew T. Faust
Patricia Clanton
Guy Williams
Clarence Romage
"W.T.""Trey" Blackall, III
Jan Roberts
Lee Alexius

Dear City Council of Covington,

I am part of a team of bloggers from Air America Radio, and we'd like to assist your city in it's Katrina recovery efforts by putting any information you feel would be most useful on our webpages.

In addition, we would send this info throughout the on-line communities to spread the message of how to participate in relief efforts that would specifically target Covington.

For example:

Red Cross shelters and offices in Covington, locations and telephone numbers, as well as contact people.

FEMA offices.

Location of Hospitals, Clinics, Doctor's offices where folks can go for help.

Locations of places refugees could go for a hot meal,

Places where relief items can be sent, and a list of what those items should be.

Where donations of money can be sent to (where you think it would be most useful for Covington.)

...and anything else you think would be useful to the people of Covington, and those going there for relief.

I've listened to the recording at City HAll, and while it looks like you have things under control as much as possible, if there is ANYTHING we can do to help along these efforts, PLEASE let me know.

You can email me at:

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



For information on the Air America Radio Public Voicemail - Click HERE


Organizations Requesting Cash Donations

Note: 800 and 888 phone numbers work only in the U.S. and Canada

American Red Cross
English: 800 HELP NOW (435 7669)
Spanish: 800 257 7575

America's Second Harvest
800 344 8070

Government Organizations:

FEMA: for official news, evacuation reports, and status updates

NOAA's Hurricane Center - Be Ready For the Next One:

Homeland Security Dept.:

Other Ways to Help

Do you have a spare room, bed or couch to offer a family fleeing hurricane Katrina?

Cathy in Seattle (WickedCat)

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No response yet from the City Council of Covington, so now I've written emails to these guys in the Covington Police Department::

Police Department:
Jerry DiFranco, Chief
Mike Slemmer, Captain
Christopher Lang, Lieutenant
Jack West, Lieutenant - training Officer, DARE
Darren Powell, DARE officer
Mike Revere, Community Police
Joey Mayberry, Community Police
Civil Service Information,

I'll let you know if I get any responses~

WickedCat in Seattle

4:49 PM  
Blogger Jacklyn Hyde said...

This may be a stupid, lame question, but have we alienated the rest of the world so badly that only Spain (who is shipping oil reserves) and Honda Corp are coming to our assistance? It wouldn't surprise me.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Ava said...


I just heard the caller on Majority Report. I can take a city.
Looks like BAY SAINT LOUIS and DONALDSONVILLE are still in need of a point of contact. I can take either.

What do I do from here to take dibs?

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>What do I do from here to take dibs?

Hello Ava,

I think you just did it!

-WickedCat in Seattle

6:00 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Nah, it's not a stupid question, but we're keeping the side chatter on the Majority Report Blog. And btw, WELCOME!

Folks, this is the esteemed Rabbi Jacklyn Hyde, a friend for many years now. Thought she might want to participate.

Rabs, the MRR blog is at

That's where you'll find out about all the offers the gov. has refused, and maybe how we'll be going around that, all nice and legal.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Ava said...

But that is two. So I guess I need to choose one and get on with it, right?


>>What do I do from here to take dibs?

Hello Ava,

I think you just did it!

-WickedCat in Seattle

6:07 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Hi Ava, welcome!

Pick one of those two cities, then try and contact their city government. If you do, find out what they need, and how we can help them. Post what you find out to the appropriate areas of the blog, so we can help you try to find what they need. If you don't know how or who to ask for what they need, tell us, and we'll help you figure it out and do it.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Ava said...

Hello Iceknife!

Thanks for the welcome. I choose DONALDSONVILLE.

I am all over it. I will see whatI can do!

6:24 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Great! Thanks for taking a city, Ava. We're here if you need any assistance.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Ava said...


I ran a city government search on google and hit paydirt! Looks like all the websites are live. I have loads of phone numbers and email addresses. Looks like I will have a good amount to work with, so I will report back.
- - -
Great! Thanks for taking a city, Ava. We're here if you need any assistance.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Ava said...


I came across the following information from Whitney Bank

Also, an FDIC FAQ for banking in general.

I didn't know how detailed to make the info, so just URL's unless you want more information.

7:19 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

All this useful info is good, but we have a section for it, two comment areas under this one from the main page, for listings of available goods, services, and assistance. It'd be really great if everyone could relist their links to available services in that area, so people who need the help can find it more easily.


8:00 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Where should we post news from our cities? Or should we at all?

2:29 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

From The Houston Chronicle

NEW ORLEANS - When National Guard helicopters attempt to land supplies in the convention center's parking lot, waiter Bob Vineyard joins a self-appointed ground crew trying to set up a perimeter. The crowd surges past with an almost feral intensity, and the chopper is forced to take off.

"We would have had a whole helicopter full of food if you had stayed back!" Vineyard shouts at the crowd.

Carl Davis wonders why someone can't just truck the food in and hand it out in an orderly fashion. "They're giving it to us like we're in the Third World," he spits. "This should never have happened. It didn't happen in Iraq, and it didn't happen in the tsunami."


NEW ORLEANS - At midday Friday, the National Guard's evacuation of the Superdome was interrupted briefly when buses rolled up so some 700 guests and workers from the Hyatt Hotel could move to the head of the line.


As for the doctors and nurses: "Some of them are on the brink of unable to cope any longer. We just can't get our people out fast enough."


I'm reading that a lot of counseling is needed as well as assistance finding other family members.

4:26 AM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Good point, Alice. Was it Cat who as the list of available doctors? We need that up on the services available section. Ouch, I guess medpsych needs to be the 7th thing on our list. If you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if you could kinda focus on raising our active membership level. We've got a dozen folk, and eight out of nine cities with contacts. While were' working at twice the speed I thought we would, we're still only at 20% of what we need. Most of our cities are unreached. Some, like Venice, might be pretty much gone. Slidell is in a bad way, there's no open lines, and the city webpage asks the citizens not to return until notified. We need a LOT more people, in a lot more locations AROUND THE GLOBE!

We have to do what our government won't, we have to BEG FOR HELP. I can't grovel for myself, never could, but for a single child in need, a single elder, a single woamn with child, a single disabled person, a single human being in dire need, I can do what must be done. I'm guessing most of us could. How many people need us? I don't know - but I'm finding out, and it's a pretty big number. Half million, maybe? We'll do this, because we have to.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

I can do that as soon as I finish the project I started. *See Senior Speedy Anonymous at MRR's blog.

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be careful of the pych.'s

they are gonna look at this opportunity as a way to put a ton
of people on medication, and increase profit.

Those kinds of docters are not needed!!!

We need real dr.'s. Not pill pushers.


7:29 AM  
Blogger Sunshine Jim said...

eya gang!

mornin/afternoon to all

telephone lines still down in Venice LA

turns out thats where Katrina landed when she came in.

locals reportedly digging out and trying to

sort out the incredible amount of

wreckage, no comm cept radio

and the news heli's so far.

radio's full of static.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

More Katrina Resources

10:37 AM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

We've established needs to be filled in Thibodaux, Morgan City, Houma, and Baton Rouge. Some are dire, and we're losing daylight. The beds for that church would be nice, anyone available? I'm trying to get medical supplies for Houma.

BTW folks, we want to find computer users in these cities, people who have an out line or city workers who're online, and get them to participate directly, so we have timely information on their needs. We don't want to be sending skilled volunteers chasing all over the place only to find they're no longer needed.

Thanks! And great work today, Alice!

2:58 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...


I just spoke with Mike at Brown Field Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. They're ok for now for food, water, and baby supplies, but they need profession medical attention, preferably a pediatrician. They have two sick kids, the folks from a New Orleans nursing home, and one post-surgery child. Most of all, they need BEDS. There's a closed school there where seniors are having to sleep on the floor. They vae room for as many cots as we can get them, and a school cafateria, so with beds and volunteers, we can really increase their capacity.

Brown Field Baptist Church , 11998 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge. 225-775-2500

If phones don't get through, try
Mary's House of Bread, 11558 Plank Rd., 225-774-4506 , as an alternate contact point.

Beds are a priority here, there's not a single mattress or rollaway at any hotel or motel for a couple hundred miles!

4:22 PM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

I contactec the Notrthwest Medical Teams with the contact info I had for the thibodaux area.

They are flying down there with a plane full of medical help.

8:10 PM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

Emergency Contact Info For Katrina Victims

September 2, 2005 3:51 p.m. EST

Jasen K Lee - All Headline News Staff Reporter



*Due to current conditions in these areas, these numbers may change or not be functional at all times, call the National Guard Hotline at 1-888-777-7731 for information updates.


MS Amory HQ: 1/198th AR, PO Box 15Amory, MS 38821-0158 Ph: (662) 256-7683
Biloxi: Co C(-), 1/155 Inf (M) 377 Hiller DriveBiloxi, MS 39531-3205 Ph: (228) 388-3233*
Greenwood: HQ 1/114 FA, PO Box 901Greenwood, MS 38935-0901 Ph: (662) 453-8359*
Grenada: Cp McCain Tng Site, 3152 James H. Biddy RdGrenada, MS 38901-8973 Ph: (662) 294-0070*
Hattiesburg: ARNG Training Site, Camp ShelbyHattiesburg, MS 39407-5500 Ph: (601) 558-2883
Jackson: 1410 Riverside DriveJackson, MS 39216 Ph: (877) 474-6522*
McComb: HQ 1/155 Inf (M), 319 W. Avenue NorthMcComb, MS 39648-2813 Ph: (601) 684-0554*
Meridan: HQ 150th Engr Bn, 1551 65th Avenue N.Meridan, MS 39307-7024 Ph: (601) 553-3195*
Monticello HQ, 106th SPT BN, PO Box 519Monticello, MS 39654-0519 Ph: (601) 587-1039*
Senatobia HQ, 2/198th AR, PO Box 278Senatobia, MS 38668-0278 Ph: (662) 562-6920*
Starkville: PO Box 1366Starkville, MS 39760-1366 Ph: (662) 323-5929
Tupelo: HQ 155th Armd Bde, PO Box 2057Tupelo, MS 38801-2057

Fort McClellan: Building 1060Fort McClellan, AL 36205 Ph: (256) 847-4640
Homewood: 2100 East Lakeshore Drive Homewood, AL 35209 Ph: (205) 803-5296
Linden: 2400 East Coats AvenueLinden, AL 36748 Ph: 334-295-8952 or (888) 397-0214
Montgomery: 1720 Congressional WL Dickerson Drive Montgomery, AL 36109-0711 Ph: (334) 271-7283

Abbeville: 3415 Veterans Memorial DriveAbbeville, LA 70510 Ph: (800) 568-9899 ext.8130
Baton Rouge: 769th Armory, 8686 General Chenault Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70807 Ph: (225) 355-3886*
Camp Beauregard:Building 409, Camp Beauregard, LA 71360 Ph: (866) 647-3617
Houma: 1000 Williams AvenueHouma, LA 70364 Ph: (866) 502-5053
Lafayette 256 Brigade Armory, 1806 Surrey Street Lafayette, LA 70508 Ph: (337) 593-2093*
Lake Charles: 1111 First AvenueLake Charles, LA 70611 Ph: (800) 611-2536 ext.8102
New Orleans: Jackson Barracks, Building 223 New Orleans, LA 70146-0330 Ph: (800) 541-5860*
Ruston: 3102 McDonald AvenueRuston, LA 71270 Ph: (866) 647-3615*
Shreveport: 400 East Stoner AvenueShreveport, LA 71101 Ph: (800) 342-7968 ext.8102

Major Brian Batt NGB J3 LNO TO ALABAMA

Harvey Browne NGB-AVS

Captain Scott Daxton NGB-J33 LNO TO Louisiana

Major John Dressler NGB-J33 LNO TO Louisiana

Major Dave Guido NGB LNO TO

JOC Operations Off NGB JOC


Major Aaron Overby NGB-J33 NGB LNO TO Alabama

Lt. Col. Bill Ryan NGB J33 607-5505 Major Bryan Witeof NGB-J33 DO



Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

24-hour emergency line, (800-222-MEMA or 800-222-6362)
Alabama Emergency Management Agency(205-280-2200)

Florida Disaster Web Florida Emergency Management Agency (1-800-342-3557)

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness(225-925-7400)

LOUISIANAAssistance For Storm Victims FEMA Disaster Assistance1-800-621-3362/ 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)National Flood Insurance Program

Shelter Information:

Red Cross- 1(866)-GET-INFO (438-4636)Special Needs Shelter InformationTriage Phone Numbers:Alexandria: 800-841-5778Shreveport: 800-841-5776Baton Rouge: 800-349-1372Monroe: 866-280-7287Houma/Thibodaux: 800-228-9409Slidell/Hammond: 866-280-7724Lafayette: 800-901-3210Lake Charles: 866-280-2711
Equine Shelter/Evacuation Site Information

Locations for Animal Evacuation:Alexandria - Large & Small 318-442-4222 (all vet clinics will accept)Lamar Dixon - Gonzales - Large AnimalsShreveport - LSU-S (pets only, no livestock)West Monroe - Ike Hamilton Coliseum

Emergency Shelter Information Points:

Tourist Welcome Center, US 65 & 84, 1401 Carter St. (US 84), Vidalia, LA
Tourist Welcome Center, TA Truck Stop, Tallulah Exit (Hwy 65 & I 20)Paragon Casino, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville LA
Sammy's Truck Stop, I-49, Exit 53, 3601 LA 115W, Bunkie, LAMed Express Office, 7525 US 71, Alexandria, LA
P.E. Gym, LSU- Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA
Pickering High School, 180 Lebleu Rd., Leesville, LAMowad Civic Center, 5th & 10th St., 1 Block off US 165, Oakdale, LA


American Red Cross 1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English,1-800-257-7575 Spanish;
Operation Blessing1-800-436-6348
America s Second Harvest1-800-344-8070

Adventist Community Services1-800-381-7171
Catholic Charities, USA703 549-1390
Christian Disaster Response941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee1-800-848-5818
Church World Service1-800-297-1516
Convoy of Hope417-823-8998
Lutheran Disaster Response800-638-3522
Mennonite Disaster Service 717-859-2210
Nazarene Disaster Response888-256-5886
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance800-872-3283
Salvation Army1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440
United Methodist Committee on Relief1-800-554-8583
For further information: visit the website for the National VoluntaryOrganizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) at:

8:10 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...


Did you get them to contact Thibodaux command directly? And can they spare a single doctor for Baton Rouge? And can yousend me a contact number for them? And does anyone else have any medical oriented contact info?

GREAT WORK, Chubs. As always, YOU ROCK!!!

6:46 AM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

>>Did you get them to contact Thibodaux command directly? And can they spare a single doctor for Baton Rouge? And can yousend me a contact number for them? And does anyone else have any medical oriented contact info?

I don't really kow if they used the contact info or not.

the number for the fire department in Thibodaux is (985) 447-1980.

the main number at the Nichols State University regugee shelter is (985)446-8535

the person to contact if and only if you need to contact the airport to arrange when land your plane at at New Iberia Airport -- Wendy Carr (337) 365-0176

11:46 AM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

Northwest Medical Teams: (425) 454 8326

fax: (425)454-6980

12:28 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office: 985-876-2500.

Houma Police: 985-873-6373.

Houma Fire Department: 985-873-6391.

Terrebonne Office of Emergency Preparedness: 985-873-6357.

State Police: (800) 469-4828.

1:27 PM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

I left a message at Northwest Medical Teams with the request from the Brown Field Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

John...they're heeeere...

Hurricane evacuees begin arriving in California

9/4/2005, 4:28 p.m. CT

Another 300 families were headed for San Francisco, where the local Salvation Army and the faith-based community was working to arrange temporary housing. It wasn't immediately clear when they were expected to arrive.

"The most important thing is to get children stabilized and get them into schools," said Annemarie Conroy, director of the city's Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security.

Initially families will go to a temporary shelter set up at St. Mary's Cathedral, while federal officials and the Red Cross determine a transitional housing plan, Conroy said.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Ava said...

I have made contact with Bryan Melancon in Donaldsonville! He is heading up the effort to house evacuees at the Dream Center. His email:

"I will work on getting this to you! There really are no other red cross shelters here and Fema hasn’t been here yet."

I expect to have a list of needs soon.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Catharine said...

SHould I call Bay Saint Louis to find out their needs?

6:52 PM  
Blogger Alice said...





6:56 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

USPS Updated 9/4/05

Effective immediately, the Postal Service is not accepting any Standard Mail (Letters and Flats) or Periodicals Mail — from any source — addressed for delivery within the following three-digit ZIP Code ranges: 369, 393, 394, 395, 396, 700, 701 and 704.

This emergency action has been taken as a result of severe facility damage, evacuations and other issues resulting from Hurricane Katrina.

We are now formulating plans to address the handling of Standard and Periodicals Mail already in the mailstream and addressed for delivery to these eight ZIP Code areas.

We will update this information as circumstances warrant.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Ava said...


Hey, I have a small request, if possible. I came across this on Craigslist. If you are by any chance in touch with the Slidell Sheriff's Department, I thought you might be able to pass it along?

- Gerald Hammack, Slidell, LA -
Please contact us if you know where or how Gerald Hammack is. He works for the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office and last we talked to him, he was in New Orleans working. Please contact us if you know how Gerald is. Kathy Hammack, 251-866-3399 or 251-604-5927

Thank you.

12:49 AM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

Ava, I'll try and find him, but no, no luck reaching Slidell thus far. Their website asks residents not to return until notified, so it would seem they were all evacuated.

Catherine, yes, please contact Bay Saint Louis.

3:52 AM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...

and if you wonder why we're doing this...

Monday, September 05, 2005

Rescue needed at 2913 LePage

Name: Bill Grady

Home: 504-948-2427


Subject: My Hurricane Story -- Needs to be Rescued!

Story: Please rescue Bill Grady and others located at:

2913 LePage
New Orleans
near city park
esplanade and n. dupre

6 people in this elevated house to escape water and they have no way to evacuate on their own. running out of supplies and medication. Please Help!

Angelle Jones

1:28 AM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...


This Person at :

Is UTTERLY kicking our butts at contacting cities within the disaster zone!!!

GO to that site, and check on the contact information and needs for your area, and GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM!!!

Find out if they want to be listed as wanting partner cities on CITY to CITY. Find out what they need, and what their priority requests are. Post 'em in the appropriate areas, then we'll get to them! Wow. Someone did half our job for us!!!

12:39 PM  
Blogger chubby bubba said...

the link was cut off, Jik

9:09 PM  
Blogger ICEKNIFE said...




9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone

I'd called and also emailed the city council and police department of Covington LA last week, but hadn't heard back from anyone until this morning while I was out.

Jack West from the Covington Police department called and left his number 985-892-8500.

Iceknife could you delegate this number to someone to call, because (as I mentioned last week) I am going out of town for the next 5 days for a Master Gardener Conference, as a matter of fact, I am leaving very soon.

Cathy in Seattle

11:14 AM  
Blogger Sunshine Jim said...

Called Covington again had a delightful Chat with Selma on the city hall phone banks. a very nice lady, gave me current details, will have Jack West or his crew confirm shipment.

gave us "many heartfelt thanks"!

wants details when this settles down on what went down while they were out of communication...

told er no prob...

called up and got ahold of the fire dept in Belle Chasse, first time in a week i got thru....

more details later...

they also thanked us and said they were "extremely grateful" for the offers of assistance.

apparently they have'nt heard from FEMA yet or seen em around.

Posted by: Sunshine Jim at September 8, 2005 03:47 PM

Posted by: Sunshine Jim at September 8, 2005 04:18 PM

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having become annoyed by the Maglite situation in Covington, I've called Maglite and asked for help. The CEO and owner is currently reviewing the request.

Cross your fingers!


1:02 PM  

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