Hurricane Gustav:

Important phone numbers and information:

  • Public Information Line: 866-519-MEMA available for assistance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
  • Louisiana Emergency Hotline: 866-288-2484
  • Louisiana Info:
  • Volunteer information: 1-866-472-8265.
  • Safe and Well: click here
  • For information about filing insurance claims click here

Gustav updates:

  • Preliminary damage assessments begin, Sept. 4, click here
  • Governor Barbour requests federal disaster declaration. click here
  • Need for rebuilding permits: Sept. 2, click here
  • Mississippi receives federal emergency declaration, Aug. 30. click here
  • Governor Haley Barbour issues mandatory evacuations, Aug. 29, click here
  • Governor Haley Barbour requests federal disaster declaration, Aug. 29, click here
  • Governor Haley Barbour declares State of Emergency, Aug. 28, click here

Gustav safety information:

Hurricane Preparedness Guide: click here

Online Flood Maps: Check your county's flood map status: click here

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