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EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS FOR PEOPLE IN DISTRESS

The Coast Guard strongly urges people in distress in the greater New Orleans area contact the emergency search and rescue phone lines for the state Office of Emergency Preparedness today.
The phone numbers are as follows:

(225) 925-7708
(225) 925-7709
(225) 925-3511
(225) 925-7412

People inquiring about family and friends that did not evacuate the greater New Orleans area should contact the American Red Cross at (866) 438-4636.

The Coast Guard and numerous federal, state and local emergency personnel have been working around the clock to save hundreds of New Orleans citizens in distress.