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Friday, September 12, 2008

Disaster Preparedness

We were recently quoted in an article for the Associated Press on Disaster Preparedness .. It's a good article, very eye-opening. I hope you read it.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i6IPHHS-60qW_lML1GzjRZW7roMwD935307O0

Diana Ennen, of Margate, Fla., is the author of "The Home Office Recovery Plan: Disaster Preparedness for Your Home-Based Business" and a mother of three.

"As a mom, you wouldn't be able to keep me away from picking up my children," she said in an e-mail. "My first instinct would be to get them at all costs. I would literally run the entire distance to get them. I believe most parents would feel the same."

Our prayers go to all in Texas!

Diana Ennen, Virtual Word Publishing, www.virtualwordpublishing.com

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Three Hurricanes Loom - Don't forget to prepare your home office

Margate, Florida September 2008 – As many prepare their homes for the triple threat of hurricanes, it’s important to remember that you need to protect your business as well. The difference between being prepared and waiting until the last minute, could mean not only the loss of your important client and business files, but also work done now and in the past. Your clients rely on you to keep your business up and running, so you need to make sure you do everything possible to do just that.

That’s why home-business owners Diana Ennen and Patty Gale decided that they should have an emergency plan for their home office. As a resident of South Florida, Ennen has prepared for numerous hurricanes, including a direct hit from Hurricane Wilma. Gale lived in New York after 9/11 and had the task of preparing a similar guideline for a company she was working with at the time. Both now the importance this guide can make in ensuring your business will withstand whatever this hurricane or any disaster (including a theft in the office or fire) has to offer.
They also felt it would benefit others as well, especially in times like this. They created a downloadable guide, The Home Office Recovery Plan: Disaster Preparedness for Your Home Business to teach others how to ensure the survival of their home office in the event of an emergency. A sample copy is available at http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/

Emergency plans are not only for big businesses, but small ‘mom & pop stores,’ home offices as well. The guide is divided into a number of important sections:

• An administrative section to track all of the important information about you and your company. This will help you keep track of all your clients as well.

• An inventory you will prepare of your office (including supplies, equipment, software and contacts). Steps to make sure you have access to your vital information.

• Insurance information for all types, business, medical, etc;

• Business Continuity Plan – describe how you plan on keeping your business operating.

• Family information. Complete contact information so you can get in touch with people after the storm. Where family members plan to meet. Medical information. Where you will go in case of an emergency, etc.?

• Also, a hurricane/tornado/storm preparation section. This can perhaps be the most important section What foods and supplies do you need? How you can prepare those foods without electricity. If you have kids, what extra precautions do you need?

Now is the time to prepare. Stop by http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/ to learn valuable tips as well as get your free sample copy of the Home Office Recovery Plan. Plan today for a safer tomorrow.

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Preparing for a Hurricane or Other Disasters

Hurricanes Are Coming -- Are You Prepared?


Margate, FL (September, 2008) Hurricanes are everywhere! Are you ready. If you haven’t prepared a disaster recovery plan, now is the time to do so. Think it won’t happen to you. That’s what so many believe and then find themselves lost without the information they need to rebuild quickly. Don’t be that person. Prepare now.


Diana Ennen, co-author of Home Office Recovery Plan: The Disaster Preparedness Guide for Your Home Business witnessed eight hurricanes in Florida including a direct hit from Hurricane Wilma. Ennen advises, "Being prepared for a hurricane or any natural disaster takes away the stress and anxiety. When timing is critical, I want to focus on the safety of my family, not on taking an inventory of my business, or deciding where I need to go. I also need to know that my family members will know how to find me after the disaster.”


Dr. Paulo J. Reyes, a First Responder in California and author of the fiction thriller Sledgehammer has firsthand disaster recovery experience and participated in various disaster relief efforts in California including the major earthquake in L.A. in 1994. He advised, "Loss of lives can be greatly reduced if everyone has a complete plan of action prior to the event. Not only with the reduction of heart attacks and stress related illnesses, but people tend to get to safety quicker if they have already planned ahead and know what they are going to do.”


Here are some steps to take to prepare:


Step One --Identify a safe place for everyone to meet. This pre-determined place should be discussed with family members prior to an emergency. A second location should be discussed. Also, out-of-town relatives should be advised of this location. Additionally, each person should have a list of phone numbers for immediate neighbors and family members. 3X5 index cards work well.


Step Two – Take an inventory now. Write down insurance policies including insurance company and contact information, policy numbers, group numbers, date of births, coverage, etc. Write down an inventory of valuables. Take photos.


Step Three -- Write down a complete family medical history. Include any medical conditions, medicines and dosages, doctors names and contact information, where medical records can be found, etc. Be specific. A life can truly depend on this one step alone.


Step Four – Get a copy of all important information, wills, trusts, mortgages, deeds, birth certificates, contracts, medical records, even household bills to help get things restored quickly, etc. Back-up your computer. Get extra cash. Often ATMs are down so cash is needed.


Step Five – Back up your computer system regularly. Whether you use your home computer for business or pleasure you want to be able to have a back-up available if it were to get damaged.The time to prepare is now. Stop by our site at http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/ for a free sample of the Home Office Recovery Plan today that has forms for all the above information. Diana Ennen is available for media interviews by contacting her at diana@virtualwordpublishing.com or (954) 971-4025.

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Preparing for a hurricane -- Tips you need to know.

As we all prepare for the triple threat of Hurricanes & Hurricane Ike coming straight to S. Florida, we want to provide as much information as we can. Also, feel free to email me for our sample: Home Office Recovery Plan. diana@virtualwordpublishing.com . You need to

Insurance Information - Form to use

As you go to prepare this form, make sure you have all the insurance you need in effect. Check the DATES on the policies! Know your insurance needs and exactly what constitutes coverage. Don’t rely on someone’s interpretation of the policy unless it’s your agents. When questions arise, ask. For example, did you know the following?

Ø Many Homeowners Policies do not cover damage from a flood that accompanies a hurricane/storm.

Ø Windstorm insurance policies are not sold when a storm threatens, so you need to prepare in advance.

Ø There is also normally a 30-day waiting period before a new policy becomes effective.

Ø Once a storm warning has been issued, you cannot get coverage.



A. Record the pertinent information in regard to your insurance policies. List each type of insurance that you have. These include: Homeowner’s insurance, wind insurance, flood insurance, business insurance, renter’s insurance, etc.

Note: Be specific and careful when documenting numbers.


Your Address: _________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: _________________________________________________________


Insurance Company Name: (#1) __________________________________________

Kind of Insurance (i.e., Business/Home/Wind/Flood/etc.) ________________________

Insurance Address: ______________________________________________________

Insurance Phone: _______________________________________________________

Insurance Agent: ________________________________________________________

Insurance Policy Number: ____________________ Group #: ____________________

Additional Numbers: (Riders, etc.) __________________________________________



Insurance Company Name: (#2) __________________________________________

Kind of Insurance (i.e., Business/Home/Wind/Flood/Rent) etc.) ____________________

Insurance Address: ______________________________________________________

Insurance Phone: _______________________________________________________

Insurance Agent: ________________________________________________________

Insurance Policy Number: ____________________ Group #: ____________________

Additional Numbers: (Riders, etc.) __________________________________________



G.A. Personal Information

This information is critical to your care in the hospital should an event leave you injured and unable to inform others of your prior medical conditions. Often times, most family members are not aware of the exact medication(s) you may be taking and the exact names of your medical condition(s). If you’d like to test this theory, go ahead and ask any member of your family right now what medicines you take. I think you’d be surprised. For those with mental, heart, diabetes, and other conditions, it’s imperative to have this information at the beginning of treatment. You should have a bracelet with your medical condition on it, but we’ve found many don’t.

Name #1: _________________________________________________________

Doctor’s Name #1_________________________________Phone: _____________

Doctor’s Name #2 _________________________________Phone: _____________

Medical Conditions __________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

Medicines and Dosage instructions:______________________________________________



Allergies: __________________________________________________________________

Blood Type: ________________________________________________________________

Pharmacy Name:__________________________________Phone:____________________

Additional Information: ________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

I hope you find these beneficial. Stop by our site for more information.

Diana Ennen, Virtual Word Publishing, www.virtualwordpublishing.com

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Disaster Preparedness Is Essential For All

Contact: Diana Ennen
http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com
(954) 971-4025
diana@virtualwordpublishing.com

Tornados Devastation -- Were You Prepared?

Margate, FL (March, 2008) Tornados hit major cities for the first time in decades and the devastation continues to mount. Many had little if no warning. Were you prepared? If you haven’t prepared a disaster recovery plan, now is the time to do so. Think it won’t happen to you. That’s what so many believe and then find themselves lost without the information they need to rebuild quickly. Don’t be that person. Prepare now.

Diana Ennen, co-author of Home Office Recovery Plan: The Disaster Preparedness Guide for Your Home Business witnessed eight hurricanes in Florida including a direct hit from Hurricane Wilma. Ennen advises, "Being prepared for a hurricane or any natural disaster takes away the stress and anxiety. When timing is critical, I want to focus on the safety of my family, not on taking an inventory of my business, or deciding where I need to go. I also need to know that my family members will know how to find me after the disaster.”

Dr. Paulo J. Reyes, a First Responder in California and author of the fiction thriller Sledgehammer has firsthand disaster recovery experience and participated in various disaster relief efforts in California including the major earthquake in L.A. in 1994. He advised, "Loss of lives can be greatly reduced if everyone has a complete plan of action prior to the event. Not only with the reduction of heart attacks and stress related illnesses, but people tend to get to safety quicker if they have already planned ahead and know what they are going to do.”

Here are some steps to take to prepare:

Step One --Identify a safe place for everyone to meet. This pre-determined place should be discussed with family members prior to an emergency. A second location should be discussed. Also, out-of-town relatives should be advised of this location. Additionally, each person should have a list of phone numbers for immediate neighbors and family members. 3X5 index cards work well.

Step Two – Take an inventory now. Write down insurance policies including insurance company and contact information, policy numbers, group numbers, date of births, coverage, etc. Write down an inventory of valuables. Take photos.

Step Three -- Write down a complete family medical history. Include any medical conditions, medicines and dosages, doctors names and contact information, where medical records can be found, etc. Be specific. A life can truly depend on this one step alone.

Step Four – Get a copy of all important information, wills, trusts, mortgages, deeds, birth certificates, contracts, medical records, even household bills to help get things restored quickly, etc. Back-up your computer. Get extra cash. Often ATMs are down so cash is needed.

Step Five – Back up your computer system regularly. Whether you use your home computer for business or pleasure you want to be able to have a back-up available if it were to get damaged.The time to prepare is now.

Stop by our site at http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/ for a free sample of the Home Office Recovery Plan today that has forms for all the above information. Diana Ennen is available for media interviews by contacting her at diana@virtualwordpublishing.com

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Hurricane Katrina

For Immediate Release
Contact: Diana Ennen, Virtual Word Publishing
http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/
Diana@virtualwordpublishing.com
(954) 971-4025
Hurricane Katrina – What You Can Do to Help Those In Need

Margate, FL, August 30, 2005. Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic blow to the coastal states has left our entire nation devastated. As conditions worsen, the fate of many unknown and gas prices on the rise and gas rationing a fear, we need to come together to help. The one question on everyone’s mind remains, what can I do? Having experienced Katrina as a Category 1 hurricane here in South Florida, experiencing six hurricanes since last August, and from extensive research for my book on disaster recovery, The Home Office Recovery Guide, I offer the following tips:
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Tip One – Offer Emotional Support: People going though this disaster and their families are going to need a great deal of emotional support. Not just today, but long afterwards. Posttraumatic stress is real and having someone who cares will enable them to get their life back together quicker. Let them know you are there for them. Encourage them to get professional help if needed. Invite them into your homes.

Tip Two – Offer Financial Support. If you have a specific family to contribute to, then support them as much as you financially can. Yes, you can take just a little out of the savings to help. There’s plenty of time to put it back in later. See if your church or other community organization can sponsor different families. If contributing to charitable organizations, make sure that the organization is legitimate. The Red Cross is one we know is good- http://redcross.org/. Also, when deciding who to donate to, find out how much money goes to the recovery victims themselves. For example, the Lutheran Social Services is set up to give 100% donations to the victims themselves ECLA. Can you do something that can raise money? Do it. Get your kids involved and show them the value of helping others.

Tip Three – Get Others Involved. I’m on a virtual assistant forum now that is going to sponsor a drive to collect business items and supplies and then we will make sure they go to those who need them to help rebuild their businesses. We know many not only lost their homes, but their businesses as well. What do you have around the home that is extra? Fax, Copier, Printer? Naturally having new things is great. But, if you don’t have extra money to contribute look around and see what is collecting dust. When you go to Office Depot or your office supply store next time, take advantage of the buy one, get one free specials and keep the paid one and donate the free one. My website at Virtual Word Publishing, http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/ has additional information.

Tip Four -- Help Them Recover. Help them complete the necessary paperwork for insurance purposes and recovery efforts. They are traumatized and things that seem simple to you bear emotional significance and devastating memories. Guide them though this process.

And finally, provide spiritual guidance. No matter what faith you are, spread your faith with others, and let them know that this too shall pass. As a nation we will be there to help them recover. Every one of us can make a difference. And that difference will help those families and those cities to recover and enjoy the things that we are enjoying right now.
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Media – To schedule Diana Ennen for a radio, TV, or media engagement contact her at Diana@virtualwordpublishing.com or (954) 971-4025. Diana Ennen is the co-author of The Home Office Recovery Plan: Disaster Preparedness Guide For Your Home-Based Business (Patty Gale, co-author) http://www.homeofficerecoveryplan.com/. She is president of Virtual Word Publishing, http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/

Hurricane Season Begins Soon, Prepare Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Diana Ennen
(954) 971-4025
http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/
diana@virtualwordpublishing.com

Predictions for Hurricane Season In – Above Average Season Approaching
Start Now to Protect Your Home and Your Home Office

Margate, Florida, May, 2006. The forecast is officially in. The National Hurricane Center predicts an above average tropical season with 13-16 named storms, 8-10 hurricanes and 4-6 Category 3 or above hurricanes. This brings fearful anticipation for those still struggling with the hurricanes of last year. Roofs are still damaged, families still displaced, and now a new season approaches. What’s the key to making it through this busy season --early preparation.

Local author Diana Ennen with the help of co-author Patty Gale, has written a terrific resource entitled The Home Office Recovery Plan: Disaster Preparedness for Your Home Business. Although the book is designed for home offices and business contingency planning, the valuable information inside can help anyone preparing for a storm. Their mission is to teach others how to ensure the survival of the home and home-office in the event of an emergency.

In Ennen’s case, this guide has been a lifesaver as a resident of South Florida. Ennen has prepared for eight major hurricanes in the past two years with Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma taking a direct hit on Broward County. One section in particular was of vital importance. The book includes information on keeping track of family and business associates, including college students. Ennen states, “My son goes to college in Gainesville. I had all the information I needed already written down so I can easily contact him in case something would happen in his area or mine. I think all colleges should have something like this.”

Here are vital tips you need to secure your home and business.

A breakdown of all persons in your family, business, close relatives with complete contact information. We recommend additionally putting this on a 3 x 5 card for your younger children.
An inventory of all your home furnishings and business furnishings. Also, keep receipts and photos.

Insurance information. Write down all your policies and coverage. In addition to having this information if you did need to file a claim, it also helps to see if you have enough coverage.
Business Continuity Plan – Plan ahead for all aspects of your business, including client contact information, back-up procedures, work normally done, etc.

Medical information. The well being of yourself and family is of utmost importance. You need to write down all your medicines, doctors, medical conditions, etc. This section can literally save your life. Don’t forget to include drug dosages.

A hurricane/tornado/storm preparation guide. And everything on that list should be bought in advance.

Gale also knows the importance of this book having lived in New York after 9/11 and had the task of preparing a similar guideline for a company she was working with at the time. Both know the importance in ensuring your business will withstand whatever this hurricane or any disaster (including a theft in the office or fire) has to offer.

For information on preparing your home, stop by http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com/. Prepare now for peace of mind and the safety of your family and business.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Hurricane Advice

With Hurricane Katrina, help is needed in so many ways. Here are a few of the following ways you can contribute. This was provided by Deborah from Home-based Working Moms. I hope you find it beneficial

Section A:

*Angel Flight Southeast, a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteer pilots, is urging public and private institutions involved in Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts to contact them for transportation needs.
Angel Flight's pilots can fly free missions to reunite families, deliver blood, medicine, food, and other supplies.
Call 1.800.352-4256

*Many school districts are collecting monetary donations and education materials to be earmarked for books, teaching materials, counseling, and temporary facilities. Please check your local paper to see if schools in your area are beginning a Hurricane Aid Drive.

*The Red Cross is joining many monthly events scheduled in downtown areas to collect money for Hurricane Victims. If your town usually has a regularly scheduled event such as a "First Friday" craft shows, or celebrations of any type coming up please check into this as a possibility of a donation source.

American Red CrossPO Box 37243Washington, DC 20013(800) HELP-NOWwww.redcross.org

Adventist Community Services1-800-381-7171www.adventist.communityservices.org

America's Second Harvest35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2000Chicago, IL 60601(800) 771-2303www.secondharvest.org

AmeriCares88 Hamilton Ave.Stamford, CT 06902(800) 486-HELPwww.americares.org

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation402 N. Fourth StreetBaton Rouge, LA 70802(877) 387-6126www.braf.org

B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief FundB'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund2020 K St., NW, 7th FloorWashington, DC 20006(202) 857-6600www.bnaibrith.org

Catholic CharitiesCatholic Charities USAPO Box 25168Alexandria, VA 22313-9788(800) 919-9338www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Christian Disaster Response941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554www.cdresponse.org

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee1-800-848-5818www.crwrc.org

Church World Service1-800-297-1516www.churchworldservice.org

Convoy of Hope330 S. Patterson Ave.Springfield, MO 65802(417) 823-8998www.convoyofhope.org

Corporation for National and Community Service Disaster Relief Fund(202) 606-6718www.nationalservice.gov/about/donations/index.asp

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach1-212-598-9995www.disasterpsych.org/default.aspx

Episcopal Relief and Development815 Second AvenueNew York, NY 10017(800) 334-7626www.er-d.org

Feed the Children1-800-525-7575www.feedthechildren.org

Gifts In Kind InternationalGifts In Kind International333 North Fairfax StreetAlexandria, VA 22314(703) 836-2121www.giftsinkind.org

Habitat for Humanity International 121 Habitat St Americus, GA 31709 (229) 924-6935 www.habitat.org

Humane Society of the United StatesHSUS Disaster Relief FundHSUSDept. DRFHBM2100 L Street, NWWashington, DC 20037(888) 259-5431www.la-spca.org

ICNA Relief166-26, 89th. AvenueJamaica, NY 11432(718) 658-7028www.icnarelief.org

Islamic ReliefP.O. Box 6098Burbank, CA 91510(888) 479-4968www.irw.org/donate/

Lutheran Disaster Response800-638-3522www.lwr.org

Mennonite Disaster Service717-859-2210www.mds.mennonite.net

Mercy CorpsDept. WP.O. Box 2669Portland, OR 97208-2669(888) 256-1900www.mercycorps.org

National Voluntary Organizations Active in DisasterP.O. Box 151973Alexandria, VA 22315(703) 339-5596www.nvoad.org

Nazarene Disaster Response888-256-5886www.nazarenedisasterresponse.org

The Network for Good8615 Westwood Center Dr.Suite 1AVienna, VA 22182(866) 650-4636www.networkforgood.org

Operation Blessing1-800-436-6348www.ob.org

Operation USAOperation USA8320 Melrose Ave., Suite 200Los Angeles, CA 90069(323) 658-8876www.opusa.org

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance800-872-3283www.pcusa.org/pda/

Salvation ArmyP.O. Box 4857Jackson, Miss. 39296-4857(800) SAL ARMYwww.salvationarmy.org

Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief 1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440 www.namb.net/dr/

Union for Reform Judaismurj.org/give/index.cfm

United Jewish CommunitiesUJC, Inc. Hurricane Katrina Disaster ReliefP.O. Box 30Old Chelsea StationNew York, NY 10113(877) 277-2477www.ujc.org

United Methodist Committee on ReliefPO Box 9068New York, NY 10087-9068(800) 554-8583gbgm-umc.org

World VisionP.O. Box 9716Federal Way, WA 98063-9716(888) 511-6548www.worldvision.org

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Missing People From Hurricane Katrina - 1-800-774-0512 This site is here to help you find missing persons from hurricane Katrina. If you have their picture of the missing person you can post it to this site in one of two ways: 1. Upload their image directly from your PC using the upload form below. Once you have uploaded an image your will be prompted to enter other information like their name, your phone number and your email address. 2. Email or MMS your picture to callhome.123@tamw.com. Please make sure to put the missing person's name and YOUR contact phone number in the title or body of the email/MMS. If you don’t have an image of the missing person or you can’t figure out how to upload or email in your information, then please call us at 1-800-774-0512 anytime between 9am and 9PM PST (7days). Our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in this disaster. May you and your loved ones be safe. This site is a joint collaboration of Textamerica.com and NBC Universal.
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Thousands of Americans across the country have also offered to temporarily house refugees who survived the disaster. The Web sites below can help connect volunteers with refugees seeking shelter:
Homes for Katrina Victims
Open Your Home
Craigslist More Craigslist
HomeFlood.org
MoveOn.org: Hurricane Housing
KatrinaHousing.org
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How to Help

As the nation witnesses the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, thousands are asking FOX News Channel how they can help.
The American Red Cross is taking donations to help the thousands of victims at http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html.
The Salvation Army is providing services for victims and first responders. Donate via the web at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/USNSAHome.htm or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. You can also make donations in person at your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club.
Following is a list of other Web sites offering disaster relief information:
Military families needing assistance locating loved ones and finding support for their families should contact www.militaryonesource.com or call 1-800-342-9647.
Federal Emergency Management AgencyPhone: 1-800-621-FEMAhttp://www.fema.gov/
Louisiana Homeland Securityhttp://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/
City of New Orleanshttp://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx
Louisiana Governor's Officehttp://www.gov.state.la.us/
Catholic CharitiesPhone: 1-800-919-9338http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
FEMA Charity tipshttp://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasterhttp://www.nvoad.org/
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animalshttp://www.la-spca.org/
National Voluntary Organizations Active in DisasterAnde Miller, Executive DirectorEmail: amiller@nvoad.orgPhone: 703-339-5596
For Patients in Need of Dialysis:Fresenius Medical Care North America Emergency Response Line: 1-800-626-1297Fresenius Medical Care Employee Emergency Line: 1-866-362-6256 x304
Local Red Cross contacts —
American Red Cross - Southeast Louisiana Chapter:2640 Canal St.New Orleans, LA 70119Phone: (504) 620-3105 or (800) 229-8191Fax: (504) 827-2135http://www.arcno.org/?id=5&sub=3
Regional Service Centers —
NORTHSHORE REGION:Regional Office619 N. Tyler, Suite DCovington, LA 70433Phone: (985) 892-4317
Boothville, LA:Phone: (985) 534-7449
Slidell, LA:Phone: (985) 643-5608
Hammond, LA:Phone: (985) 542-3469
Bogalusa, LA:Phone: (985) 732-4227
BAYOU PARISHES REGION:Regional Office1231 Canal Blvd.Thibodaux, LA 70302Phone: (985) 447-3229(Mail to: P.O. Box 102, Thibodaux, LA 70302)
Houma, LA:Phone: (985) 872-6584
RIVER PARISHES REGION:107 Maryland Dr., Suite D and ELuling, LA 70070Phone: (985) 785-0647
LaPlace, LAPhone: (985) 652-9963
American Red Cross - Northwest Louisiana Chapter4221 Linwood AvenueShreveport, LA 71108Phone: (318) 865-9545Fax: (318) 868-4111Email: redcross@louisianaredcross.orghttp://www.louisianaredcross.org
Red Cross Disaster Assistance info: (866) GET-INFO (866-438-4636)http://www.redcross.org/contactus/
FEMA Regional Offices —http://www.fema.gov/regions/
FEMA Region IV(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee)3003 Chamblee-Tucker Rd.Atlanta, GA 30341Phone: (770) 220-5200
FEMA Region VI(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas)Federal Regional Center800 N. Loop 288Denton, Texas 76209Phone: (940) 898-5399
State Emergency Organizations:
FEMA State Emergency Contact — http://www.fema.gov/fema/statedr.shtm
Alabama Department of Public SafetyPhone: (334) 242-4445Website: http://www.dps.state.al.us
Alabama Emergency Management Agency5898 County Road 41P.O. Drawer 2160Clanton, Alabama 35046-2160Phone: 205-280-2200Fax: 205-280-2495Website: http://www.ema.alabama.gov
Florida Division of Emergency Management2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100Phone: 850-413-9900Email: florida.disaster@dca.state.fl.usWebsite: http://www.floridadisaster.org
Florida Emergency Preparedness AssociationPhone: 850-906-0779Fax: 850-893-1845Email: fepa@fepa.orgWebsite: http://www.fepa.org
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency PreparednessPhone: 225-925-7500Fax: 225-925-7501Website: http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness7667 Independence Blvd.Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806Phone: (225) 925-7500Fax: (225) 925-7501http://www.loep.state.la.us
Mississippi Emergency Management AgencyP.O. Box 4501 - Fondren StationJackson, Mississippi 39296-4501Phone: (601) 352-9100Toll Free Phone: (800) 442-6362Fax: (601) 352-8314http://www.mema.state.ms.ushttp://www.msema.org/mitigate/mssaferoominit.htm