U.S. Coast Guard - Emergency Information

For information about Hurricane Katrina visit http://www.uscgstormwatch.com . Hurricane Katrina Recovery Information Emergency Phone Numbers for People in Distress The Coast Guard strongly urges people in distress in the New Orleans area contact the search and rescue emergency line for the State Office of Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge , La. The emergency numbers are as follows: (225) 925-7708 (225) 925-7709 (225) 925-3511 (225) 925-7412 To inquiry about family and friends that did not evacuate the Greater New Orleans area contact the American Red Cross at the following number: (866) 438-4636.