Photos: Gustav shelter 9.26.08

September 27, 2008

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Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008


Release: Southeast Louisiana Chapter 9.24.08

September 24, 2008

American Red Cross providing food, shelter, cleanup supplies

Update as of 11 a.m., Sept. 24, 2008

The Red Cross continues to meet the needs of thousands of individuals and families in southeast Louisiana who are still struggling with the impact of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
People whose homes have been damaged can call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) for assistance and information updates. Residents are also encouraged to let their friends and family know where they are through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
SUPPLIES

The Red Cross is delivering a variety of cleanup supplies to hurricane impacted areas where residents are working to make their homes livable again. Quantities of supplies vary by location, but may include such things as clean-up kits, buckets, shovels, rakes, gloves, tarps, hand sanitizer, comfort kits, paper towels and trash bags. These supplies are free, made possible by donations to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, supplies are available at:

  • Arcadia General Store in Leeville, La.
  • Knights of Columbus, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac, La.
  • Sacred Heart Church, 1111 Highway 55, Montegut, La.

FEEDING

Red Cross emergency feeding efforts are focused on bayou areas where residents need food due to flooding and/or power outages. Red Cross mobile routes and fixed feeding sites will be adjusted daily to meet local needs.

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, Red Cross workers will have hot food at:

  • First Baptist Church, Highway 1, Golden Meadow
  • Vision Christian Center, 4467 Highway 24, Bourg
  • Live Oak Baptist Church, Highway 665, Pointe-Aux-Chenes

Red Cross trucks will also be on the roads, delivering hot meals to people in St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes.

SHELTERS

The Red Cross continues to operate shelters for people whose homes are unlivable because of hurricanes Gustav or Ike. Since before Hurricane Gustav struck, Red Cross shelters have provided more than 16,700 overnight stays for disaster evacuees in southeast Louisiana.

Today, shelters remain open at:

  • Larose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St., Cut Off, La.
  • Dumas Recreation Center, Tunnel Blvd. at Barataria Ave., Houma, La.
  • Schriever gymnasium, 102 Kelsi Drive, Schriever, La.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescription and emergency medications
  • Foods and water
  • Identification and important personal documents
  • Change of clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

Additional Information:


Release: Southeast Louisiana Chapter 9.23.08

September 23, 2008

American Red Cross providing food, shelter, cleanup supplies

Update as of noon, Sept. 23, 2008

The Red Cross continues to meet the needs of thousands of individuals and families in southeast Louisiana who are still struggling with the impact of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

People whose homes have been damaged can call the Red Cross at 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) and FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) for assistance and information updates. Residents are also encouraged to let their friends and family know where they are through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

SUPPLIES

The Red Cross is delivering a variety of cleanup supplies to hurricane impacted areas where residents are working to make their homes livable again. Quantities of supplies vary by location, but may include such things as brooms, shovels, rakes, gloves, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, buckets and trash cans. These supplies are free, made possible by donations to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, supplies are available at:

  • Knights of Columbus, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac
  • Sacred Heart Church, 1111 Highway 55, Montegut
  • Lafitte Senior Center, Lafitte

Red Cross relief workers will also be delivering supplies throughout the Grand Isle area, which was just reopened to residents on Monday.

FEEDING

Red Cross emergency feeding efforts are focused on bayou areas where residents need food due to flooding and/or power outages. Red Cross mobile routes and fixed feeding sites will be adjusted daily to meet local needs.

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Red Cross workers will have hot food at:

  • First Baptist Church, Highway 1, Golden Meadow
  • Knights of Columbus, 1546 Highway 665, Pointe-Aux-Chenes
  • Ward 7 Citizens Club, 5006 Highway 56, Chauvin

Red Cross trucks will also be on the roads, delivering hot meals to people in heavily-impacted areas of Terrebonne Parish.

SHELTERS

The Red Cross continues to operate shelters for people whose homes are unlivable because of hurricanes Gustav or Ike. Since before Hurricane Gustav struck, Red Cross shelters have provided more than 16,700 overnight stays for disaster evacuees in southeast Louisiana.

Today, shelters remain open at:

  • Lafourche: Larose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St., Cut Off, La.
  • Terrebonne: Dumas Recreation Center, Tunnel Blvd. at Barataria Ave., Houma, La.
  • Terrebonne: Schriever gymnasium, 102 Kelsi Drive, Schriever, La.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescription and emergency medications
  • Foods and water
  • Identification and important personal documents
  • Change of clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

Additional Information:


Release: Southeast Louisiana Chapter 9.21.08

September 21, 2008

American Red Cross providing food, shelter, cleanup supplies

Update as of 10 a.m., Sept. 21, 2008 – Cleanup supplies at more sites

The Red Cross continues to meet the needs of thousands of individuals and families in southeast Louisiana who are still struggling with the impact of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

People whose homes have been damaged can call the Red Cross at 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) and FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) for assistance and information updates. Residents are also encouraged to let their friends and family know where they are through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at http://www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

SUPPLIES

The Red Cross is delivering hundreds of cleanup kits to central locations in hurricane impacted areas where residents are working to make their homes livable again. Kits include such things as a mop, broom, bucket, gloves and bleach. These supplies are free, made possible by donations to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Sunday, Sept. 21, supplies are available at:

  • Knights of Columbus, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac
  • St. Eloi Church, 1335 Bayou DuLarge, Theriot
  • Sacred Heart Church, 1111 Highway 55, Montegut (afternoon)
  • Knights of Columbus, 1546 Highway 665, Pointe-Aux-Chenes
  • Pri’s Seafood, Highway 665, Pointe-Aux-Chenes
  • St. Joseph Church, 5232 Highway 56, Chauvin
  • Holy Rosary Church, 8594 Main St., Houma
  • Lafitte Senior Center, Lafitte (evening)

FEEDING

Red Cross emergency feeding efforts are focused on bayou areas where residents need food due to flooding and/or power outages. Red Cross mobile routes and fixed feeding sites will be adjusted daily to meet local needs.

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Red Cross workers will have hot food at:

  • Fire Department, 8017 Barataria Blvd. (Highway 45), Crown Point
  • First Baptist Church, Highway 1, Golden Meadow
  • Knights of Columbus, 1546 Highway 665, Point-Aux-Chenes
  • Montegut Recreation Center, 107 Recreation Drive (Highway 55), Montegut
  • Ward 7 Citizens Club, 5006 Highway 56, Chauvin

Red Cross trucks will also be on the roads, delivering hot meals to people in heavily-impacted areas:

  • Jefferson: Barataria and Crown Point areas
  • St. Bernard: Poydras area
  • Terrebonne: Along highways 55, 56, 665 and 1

SHELTERS

The Red Cross continues to operate shelters for people whose homes are unlivable because of hurricanes Gustav or Ike. Since sheltering began shortly before Gustav made landfall, more than 6,000 people have had more than 16,500 overnight stays in Red Cross shelters in southeast Louisiana.

Today, shelters remain open at:

  • Lafourche: Larose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St., Cut Off, La.
  • Terrebonne: Dumas Recreation Center, Tunnel Blvd. at Barataria Ave., Houma, La.
  • Terrebonne: Schriever gymnasium, 102 Kelsi Drive, Schriever, La.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescription and emergency medications
  • Foods and water
  • Identification and important personal documents
  • Change of clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

Additional Information:


Press Release: American Red Cross Helping in Jefferson Parish

September 20, 2008


Update as of 4 p.m., Sept. 20, 2008 – Cleanup supplies also in Lafitte

[EDITOR’S NOTE: To arrange an interview with Kay Wilkins, chief executive officer of the Southeast Louisiana chapter of the Red Cross, call Michelle Hebert at 504-915-9096.]

Saturday, Sept. 20, the American Red Cross is providing hurricane cleanup supplies for residents who need them in Jefferson Parish. Supplies such as a mop, broom, bucket, gloves and bleach for disinfecting contaminated surfaces are available at the Lafitte Senior Center in Lafitte. These supplies are free, made possible by donations to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

The Red Cross continues to meet the needs of thousands of individuals and families in southeast Louisiana who are still struggling with the impact of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

People whose homes have been damaged can call the Red Cross at 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) and FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) for assistance and information updates. Residents are also encouraged to let their friends and family know where they are through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at http://www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

SUPPLIES

Saturday, Sept. 20, cleanup supplies are also available at:

* Knights of Columbus, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac
* St. Eloi Church, 1335 Bayou DuLarge, Theriot
* Sacred Heart Church, 1111 Highway 55, Montegut
* St. Joseph Church, 5232 Highway 56, Chauvin
* Holy Rosary Church, 8594 Main St., Houma


Photos: Port Allen, LA 9.12.08

September 20, 2008

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Photos: Baton Rouge, LA 9.9.08

September 20, 2008

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