Coast Guard Rescue Line Info

State OES has learned that trapped victims on the Gulf Coast are calling family, friends, loved-ones, or anyone they can get a call out to in California asking for someone to rescue them. These requests need to go immediately to the US Coast Guard’s Rescue Line at 800-323-7233 and immediate assistance will be sent.

Please distribute this information as widely as possible.

Thank you.
************************************************************
Eric Lamoureux
Chief, Office of Public Information
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

10 Comments so far

  1. Nancy (unregistered) on August 31st, 2005 @ 7:46 pm

    Ok, I cannot figure out how to directly post, maybe you can get this on there.

    My family comes from Metarie…they experienced a fair amount of damage but as it seems maybe not devastating….the big problem is they have a 9th grade boy and how does he go to school

    How are all of these agencies helping kids get back in school.

    I have tried to get my nephew in school by me in Chicago area and they cannot figure out how to do it without transcripts and immunization records..

    Did FEMA and the rest of the agencies think for one second about all of that and say to school systems where family lives (not in the disaster area) that maybe they just need to accept these children.

    Help….I am trying to help my family in need but am having a really hard time because there is no disaster management plan to help the kids keep on moving when they have family in other parts of the country who can help them.

    Any ideas????


  2. michelle (unregistered) on August 31st, 2005 @ 8:14 pm

    in the lafayette area, the schools are taking in students…
    http://klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=3786550
    registration began today– I’m sure other parishes will do the same


  3. Walter (unregistered) on August 31st, 2005 @ 10:54 pm

    Can anyone tell me if Saucer,Ms. was hit as hard as Gulf Port, Ms. I have friends that live in Saucer, and I haven’t been able to contact them.


  4. Sarah (unregistered) on August 31st, 2005 @ 11:56 pm

    I have an extra room and could provide transportation. Bus, train or air for an elderly woman who needs a temporary home and her pet if she has one or a high school girl or maybe sisters who could share a room. I am walking distance to our HS. We are two women mother and daughter with 3 small dogs on the west coast. Only people in real need please!!!
    Email me with phone number and needs. I can only help one or 2 people……Uaegolf@yahoo.com


  5. Mike Kuit (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 12:09 am

    Looking to hear fm any Cable One emplyees fm or offices in Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach or Pascagoula MS. I work as a CSR in the Phx AZ CCC. Pls call 602-369-6000 with any info for Corp Headquarters or email Marilyn.Kleeman@cableone.net


  6. Nancy (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 6:17 am

    As a teacher, I find it commendable that you are concerned over your nephew’s education. I’m sure your nephew will be one of many in that situation. Not to worry, educators have ways of figuring out a childs abilities and placing them correctly according to abilities, paperwork or not.

    However, your concern seems oddly misplaced so soon after this tragedy. Consider that there are people whose loved ones are either lost or dead, also, there are people still in need of rescue from perilous situations.

    I think is too soon to worry about getting a kid back into school when the safety of thousands is still in question. All of our concern should be for people still in perils way before anything else. When all are accounted for, then comes the focus on getting back to normal and getting kids back in school, along with massive rebuilding efforts needed to restore people’s lives.

    I urge everyone to donate to their ability, and to do it as often as possible.


  7. RANDY RICHARDSON (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 9:39 am

    my family want help,we own a 25 foot boat,we would like to come down to help with flooded out towns.we can help we will.let us know


  8. JustMe (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 7:55 pm

    Does anyone know who I can contact??? I just spoke to my mother-in-law and it turns out my husband’s great-aunt is missing. She was staying in an Independent living complex on DiMarco Drive in Marrero and somebody just before the storm had given her the keys to the place and told her she was in charge; hence, when her family asked her to come with them, she said she couldn’t that she had to take care of the building – she’s a much older lady and her name is Kathryn Camus…please let me know who to contact to have them look or what websites to view to find her name possibly listed in a shelter…thank you


  9. SPollard (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 11:09 pm

    This horrible event could reoccur if there is another hurricane as meteorologists say that our climate is changing and we can expect more weather disasters. Why rebuild the levees? Let nature find the new shore and build from there. Save pumping, maintenance. Start over like Berlin and London did after the war. We will lose the french quarter.


  10. SPollard (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 11:22 pm

    This horrible event could reoccur if there is another hurricane. Meteorologists say that with our climate changing, we can expect more weather disasters. Why rebuild the levees? Let nature find the new shore and build from there. Save pumping, maintenance. Start over like Berlin and London did after the war. We will lose the french quarter but we could build it again. Help people relocate in new cities. They have nothing to lose. It is a good time to relocate and make a new start.



Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.