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.
Louisiana Volunteers in Action - https://www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov/
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Public Health recently launched its brand new volunteer management web site. LAVA, or Louisiana Volunteers in Action, is the program responsible for recruiting the Department's volunteer workforce (medical and non-medical). The LAVA web site will allow individuals to register to volunteer to help the state during health emergencies and day-to-day activities. LAVA also provides web-based emergency preparedness training to volunteers at no cost.
The Louisiana Emergency Medical Unit - http://www.laemu.org
The mission of the Louisiana Emergency Medical Unit (LEMU), a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation, is to increase emergency surge capacity by providing high-quality basic medical care during periods of emergency and disaster as a community service to the citizens of Louisiana.To contact LEMU during a disaster or for immediate assistance, please call (337) 852-8771
Read more about how the new "Dr. Anna Pou" bills help protect physicians volunteering in declared emergencies at http://www.cdmr.org/.
American Medical Association - http://www.ama-assn.org/
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response
Through the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response (CPHPDR), the AMA strives to be recognized as an important national educational resource for enhancing the disaster preparedness and response capabilities of both civilian and military providers.
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.
Hurricane Season Preparation Tips;
Business Resumption Safety Tips;
Clean-Up Tips for Flood-Related Mold;
Workplace Emergency and Crisis Preparation Checklist;
Hazmat Emergency Safety Information;
Emergency Preparation Plans information;
Key Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources list;
Hazmat Emergency Response Resourcesand the
Homeland Security Department's Emergency Preparedness Quiz.
Homeland Security's Web site -www.ready.gov
Resources, such as an Emergency Supply Checklist and an Emergency Plan and links to local information are available. For information in Spanish, visit www.listo.gov. Individuals can also call 1-800-BE-READY or 1-888-SE-LISTO for more emergency preparedness information.
Disaster Planning For The Clinical Practice
by Neil Baum, MD, and John W Mcdaniel
Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Being Prepared: Protecting your Family from Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Other Disasters
by Katharine C. Rathbun, MD, MPH
Published by http://www.lulu.com/ (2006)
For updates and additional information: http://www.dr-kate.com/