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Consult an expert for legal or medical advice.

EMERGENCY INFO

In an emergency call 911 first!

HOW TO CONTACT 911 IF YOU HAVE A HEARING DISABILITY:  

If you have a severe speech, language, or hearing disability:

  • When you dial 9-1-1, tap space bar to indicate TDD call.

  • Store a writing pad and pencils to communicate with others.

  • Keep a flashlight handy to signal whereabouts to other people and for illumination to aid in communication.

  • Remind friends that you cannot completely hear warnings or emergency instructions. Ask them to be your source of emergency information as it comes over their radio.

  • If you have a hearing ear dog, be aware that the dog may become confused or disoriented in an emergency. Store extra food, water and supplies for your dog.

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PHONE #S FOR PARISH EOC Offices

http://gohsep.la.gov/ABOUT/PARISHPA 

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APPLY FOR DISASTER FOOD STAMPS: 

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911 not available?  Need Rescue?  CALL YOUR PARISH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

NEED HELP EVACUATING? Call your Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) (see list above).

NEED TO FIND AN OPEN SHELTER?  Call 211 or call your Local Parish EOC (see list above).

NEED ROAD CLOSURE INFO?  511 OR 511.LA.ORG OR 888-ROAD-511

NEED FLOOD/WEATHER INFO?  DOWNLOAD "Alert FM" to smart phone; fix settings for alerts for your area.

PRESCRIPTIONS and MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR UNINSURED EVACUEES 

Hurricane Ida Evacuees without insurance or Medicaid can get prescriptions refilled and replacement medical supplies free of charge under the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program.  CALL EPAP ENROLLMENT AT 1-855-793-7470  

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FEMA ASSISTANCE

FIND A FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER: 

Go to the FEMA DRC Locator to find the locations and hours of operations for temporary Disaster Recovery Centers

NEW CENTERS OPENING!

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY!

TIPS FROM FEMA FOR APPEALING A FEMA DECISION:

o   You must send your appeal letter to FEMA with 60 days.

o   You should carefully read FEMA’s letter to understand what the agency is asking of you.

o   You must include evidence to support your appeal request such as:

‒       Letters from your insurance company to support your case.

‒       A copy of a utility bill or driver’s license to show proof of occupancy.

‒       A copy of your mortgage or insurance document to show proof you own your home.

o   Don’t forget to sign and date your appeal, and include your nine-digit FEMA application number, your disaster number (DR-4611-LA) and documents you can show as proof.

Free legal assistance for Louisiana Hurricane Ida survivors.

Low-income individuals can call

1-800-310-7029

For civil legal resources in their area or get help through the Louisiana Free Legal Answers.

The service is a partnership between the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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SAFETY, 
CLEANUP,
RECOVERY

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Vaccine Hotline 1-855-453-0774 for help getting a COVID 19 vaccine.

COVID 19 EMERGENCY INFO

Spanish version: Vaccine Hotline 1-855-453-0774 for help getting a COVID 19 vaccine.
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COVID Mental Health Call Assistance - Dial 211 or Text LACOVID to 898-211

The COVID Defense app gives Louisiana another tool to stop the spread of COVID-19.  It's free, anonymous and easy-to-use and like wearing a mask, washing our hands and social distancing, downloading it is one step we can all take. Download the app now at  https://buff.ly/3cgrUEI or click the button below.

Vietnamese Version: Vaccine Hotline 1-855-453-0774 for help getting a COVID 19 vaccine.
COVID Defense App lets you know if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.