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Hurricane Katrina Phone Hotlines

This page is being maintained for historical purposes. Please note that most of these numbers are not currently operational.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered or helped the Hurricane Katrina survivors in any way.

UnitedHealthcare Crisis Hotline

Free 24 Hour Hurricane Katrina Crisis Line:


Callers can speak with counselors to help them with stress, anxiety, and grief associated with Hurricane Katrina. Callers may also receive referrals from a national database of community resources to help them with a numerous specific concerns, such as financial and legal issues. The service is free and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you or someone you know is suicidal because of the hurricane, please click below for immediate help:

Missing People Helplines:

1-(866) GET-INFO (438-4636)
(225) 925-6626
(337) 234-7371
(225) 925-7402

American Red Cross Disaster Helpline:

1(866)-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636)

FEMA -- Federal Emergency Management Agency

Call to Apply for Assistance:

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

The speech or hearing impaired may call:

(TTY) 1-800-462-7585

National Response Center:



Louisiana Hotlines:

Shelter Information: Red Cross - 1(866)-GET-INFO (438-4636)

State Police Road Closure Hotline: 1-800-469-4828

Special-Needs Shelter Information
Triage Phone Numbers:

Alexandria: 800-841-5778
Baton Rouge: 800-349-1372
Houma/Thibodaux: 800-228-9409
Lafayette: 800-901-3210
Lake Charles: 866-280-2711
Monroe: 866-280-7287
Shreveport: 800-841-5776
Slidell/Hammond: 866-280-7724

Equine Shelter/Evacuation Site Information Locations for Animal Evacuation:

Alexandria - Large & Small 318-442-4222 (all vet clinics will accept)
Lamar Dixon - Gonzales - Large Animals
Shreveport - 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, LA
Med Express Office, 7525 US 71, Alexandria, LA
P.E. Gym, LSU- Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA
Pickering High School, 180 Lebleu Rd., Leesville, LA
Mowad Civic Center, 5th & 10th St., 1 Block off US 165, Oakdale, LA
Office of Homeland Security: 225-925-7400

Mississippi Hotlines:

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency: 601-352-9100
24-hour emergency line 800-222-MEMA (800-222-6362)

Please remember that hurricane Katrina news articles are constantly being added to "Hurricane Katrina News." So please check back often for more hurricane Katrina News.

And please remember to keep the hurricane survivors in your thoughts and prayers...

And to donate to the red cross by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669)

Or by visiting their site:


Thank you.

God bless you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso
Founder, Director, Editor-in-Chief
Founder, Director, Editor-in-Chief


If you or someone you know is suicidal because of Hurricane Katrina,
please click below for immediate help: