While the ‘Nagin special‘ may have been a not-so-funny joke to Ike evacuees, these links to disaster recovery resources provide a variety of information for those affected by Hurricane Ike. To our friends in the Houston area (not to mention those locally affected) we wish you a speedy recovery!
American Red Cross – Open shelters & resources
Houston area: http://www.houstonredcross.org/
Baton Rouge Area: http://batonrouge.redcross.org/
City of Houston eGovernment Center
Links and phone numbers for local emergency information from the City of Houston.
FEMA.gov – Hurricane Ike Information and Resources
News releases and FEMA progress.
See if your area is a designated county and apply for FEMA assistance:
For Louisiana Residents
For Texas Residents
Press releases from Louisiana State Government, parish updates, Operation Blue Roof, disaster food stamps, supply distribution centers, road openings & closings, business recovery and more.
Houston Chronicle Home Page
Neighborhood reports, school & business openings, news, information, photos and multi-media from the Houston area newspaper.
Where’s the Power on? Houston Area (Houston Chronicle)
Interactive map of Houston area shows where power is on.
Hurricane Ike Information from the New Orleans Times-Picayune
News on Ike from New Orleans’ regional newspaper
Hurricane Ike Consumer Resource Page – Texas Department of Insurance
Variety of links and information on insurance providers and disaster assistance for consumers.
Hurricane Ike Resources Blog
Up to date response and relief info. Browse news by parish, state or county. Excellent scope of information for all states effected by the storm.
Louisiana Library Status Blog
Tracking the status of libraries in Louisiana in the event of an emergency.
NN/LM Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Resources from the South Central region.
Library Updates: http://nnlm.gov/scr/blog/?p=684
Official Site of the City of Galveston
Galveston Conditions Post-Hurricane Ike, what to do if your structure is damaged, reporting damage, etc.
Texas Department of Transportation
Road conditions and updates.
State of Texas portal for cash or resource donations and registry for volunteer efforts.