09.15.05

Hurricane Katrina Information & Relief Efforts

  

"Hurricane Katrina has ravaged the Southeast and shocked a nation.  This is a tragedy of enormous proportions, and I join with millions of Americans in expressing my deepest sorrow for the loss of life suffered so dramatically and painfully."  - Congressman Schiff

Congressman Schiff spoke on the House Floor regarding his dissatisfaction with the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina.  To view his floor speech, click here.

In addition, Congressman Schiff sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Certoff and FEMA Director Michael D. Brown, urging immediate action and a full accounting for the delays in relief to hurricane victims.  To view his letter, click here.

This page provides useful information about Hurricane Katrina, links to organizations that are helping provide relief, and how to obtain disaster assistance.

Relief Organizations

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov/
202-566-1600

Alabama Emergency Management Agency
http://www.ema.alabama.gov/
1-800-843-0699

Florida Division of Emergency Management
http://www.floridadisaster.org/
1-800-342-3557

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov
202-925-7500

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
http://www.msema.org
601-960-9020

Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org
1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636)

Red Cross Alert for Persons with Emergency Medical Conditions

The Red Cross is only accepting phone calls to search for missing persons in these emergency circumstances: Insulin dependant diabetics, Oxygen dependant, On dialysis, Blind, Recent heart attack or stroke victims, Mobility challenged, Broken leg foot or ankle, or paralyzed.  To notify the Red Cross of a person missing with one or more of these medical conditions, call 1-866-GET-INFO.