|Be Prepared - Emergency & Disaster Preparedness|
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HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS
Call 1-888-LAHELPU (524-3578) for up to the minute information on obtaining food, water & shelter; volunteering for rescue/recovery efforts; prescription assistance; missing persons and more.
Web Resources and Links
Mercy Flight Southeast - http://www.mercyflightse.org/
A non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1983. Their mission is to provide free air transportation to children and adults with medical and other compelling humanitarian needs.
LA Governor's Office of Homeland Security - http://www.getagameplan.org/
When a hurricane strikes, will you be ready? It's critical that you are, for your safety and your family's. The key is to have a winning game plan. On this page, you'll find links to PDFs and web sites that can help you develop a simple but successful game plan for your family. That way, they'll know what to do, where to go and who to call when there's a hurricane.
American Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/
Being prepared for emergencies is crucial at home, school, work and in your community. Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace or school or can confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services – water, gas, electricity or telephones – were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. The best way to make you and your family safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Prepared, Not Scared - http://www.childadv.net/prepared-not-scared.html
Helps children and families deal with the emotions brought on by a hurricane.
Centers for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov/
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network - http://www.latan.org
LATAN urges Louisiana residents who use Assistive Technology (AT) to make plans and become prepared to be able to evacuate with all AT devices and components necessary for independent daily living in the face of imminent flooding. In addition to being personally prepared for all disasters, LATAN offers this checklist of suggestions that users of AT can follow when faced with evacuation.
Being Prepared: Protecting your Family from Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Other Disasters
Health Care and Disaster Planning Book
Health Care and Disaster Planning (LSMS) - DOWNLOAD the document