Hurricane Katrina Assistance
State Government Insurance Help LinesTexas Department of Insurance Consumer Help Line
800-252-3439 Louisiana Department of Insurance Consumer Help Line
225-342-5900 (outside Louisiana)
http://www.ldi.la.gov/HurricaneKatrina.htm Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
800-931-9548 Mississippi Department of Insurance Consumer Help Line
601-359-2453 (outside Mississippi)
http://www.doi.state.ms.us/ Alabama Department of Insurance Consumer Help Line
334-241-4141 (outside Alabama)
Immediate Disaster Assistance from the American Red Cross
If you have immediate emergency needs for food, clothing, shelter, or medical care contact one of the local offices of the American Red Cross. You can visit a local office or call their toll-free number at 1-866-438-4636.
Federal Government Help Line
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
You may qualify for assistance from the federal government. You can apply by calling 800-621-FEMA (800-621-3362). The information you will need includes:
- The street address of your damaged property
- Your current mailing address and a telephone number where you can be reached in the event you have been forced to relocate
- Your Social Security Number
- Your household´s approximate gross income at the time of the flood or, if you are reporting business damages, the gross income of the business
- Information on the type of insurance coverage you have, particularly flood insurance
National Flood Insurance Program
If you purchased a flood policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), please call this toll-free number to file a claim
Where to go for Assistance with Insurance Questions
Location of Disaster Recovery Centers - Will be announced shortly.
List of Carriers by State
LouisianaProperty & Casualty Companies Life, Accident & Health Companies
AlabamaProperty & Casualty Companies Life, Accident & Health Companies
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AMERICAN RED CROSS ANNOUNCES FAMILY LINKS REGISTRY
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Red Cross has created and launched the Family Links Registry, which will aid individuals who are seeking loved ones and family members in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The Family Links Registry can be accessed by visiting www.redcross.org or by calling:
1-877-LOVED-1S (1-877-568-3317) to register.
Evacuees wishing to inform loved ones of their location can register their name by clicking on "Family Links Registry" on www.redcross.org or by calling 1 877-LOVED-1S. Concerned friends and family can register the names of their loved ones and view the list of those already posted. Due to the extent of the damage and the number of people displaced, concerned friends and family members are encouraged to visit the site daily to consult the list, as it will be updated continuously.