Resources related to Hurricane Katrina
This is not intended as a complete list \rather it is a screened list of useful resources and others may be added.
Official FirstGov.Gov information and links page includes links to many missing persons boards

LA Homeland Security
Alabama Homeland Security
Mississippi Homeland Security

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) continues to publish an online version under the Web URL and is an excellent resource.

Direct Link to Missing Persons' Page

Post an I'm OK message

Hurricane Info and images

The Advocate, Baton Rouge

FEMA Mapping and Analysis site with flood maps and road conditions along with assessments of damages and other analysis.

Relief Organizations

American Red Cross

Network for Good

NfG discussion forum and people finder links

Wikipedia, online real-time encyclopedia, includes death tolls by location and much more.

Survivor Contact Databases

Katrina Survivor list

U.S. Coast Guard (performed most of the initial rescues) use this page to report stranded/missing individuals.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Personal Note: As a long-time boater who sailed the North Atlantic I must put in a word of commendation for the Coast Guard, a relatively unsung group of heroes. Their heroism is aptly summed up in the motto of the U.S. Life-Saving Service & Coast Guard and refers to getting a rescue call during a storm..

"You have to go out but you don't have to come back!"

From a commander commenting on a dangerous rescue attempt off Cape Hatteras "'The Blue Book says we've got to go out and it doesn't say a damn thing about having to come back.'"

Meaning, of course, no matter what the risk to the rescue service, they ALWAYS attempt the rescue.

If I were editorializing, I would add that what they don't do is continue on their vacation another couple days, but I'm not, so I won't.

National Next of Kin Registry

Noah's List (animal rescue in disasters)

New Orleans Network

Refugee Connect

Personal Note: the term "refugee" has specific legal meaning in international law and is probably not an appropriate term to use for the people caught in this disaster.

Survived Katrina lists

Wal-Mart survivor message system

Gulf Coast News

33,000+ personal listings on GCN

Streaming Audio from WWL am radio

Shelters for Animals
Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association is accepting pets at the Blackham Coliseum in Layfayette, LSU in Shreveport, and the Monroe Civic Center for small animals and the Ike Hamilton Center in Monroe for large animals. Also Farmer's Market in Alexandria and LSU Agricultural Center at Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge.

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

Animal Welfare and Rescue

Katrina Field Reports on animal rescue situation
This page was last updated: September 7, 2005
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