Middletown Thrall Library Special Coverage:
Hurricane Katrina Information Guide
This guide provides links to other websites on the Internet about Hurricane Katrina.
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Hurricane Katrina: News and Information Sites
General Information about Katrina
- Encyclopedic entry - In-depth article about the storm with links to related resources from Wikipedia
- Fact Sheet: Federal Relief for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina - from the U.S. White House
- Highway Information for Areas Affected By Hurricane Katrina - from the U.S. Department of Transportation
- Katrina Resource Guide - from Firstgov.gov. Categories include: Finding Loved Ones, What To Do If You Are A Victim, How To Help Victims, and Disaster Cleanup and Agency Resources
- Katrina en Español - "Huracán Katrina: Recuperación" - información de Firstgov.gov
- Librarian's Index to the Internet - Information in the following categories: Aid and Charities, Environmental Factors, Flood Cleanup, Flood Control and Levee Management, Health and Sanitation, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricanes, Insurance Claims, Libraries, Impact On, Maps and Images, Missing Person Locators, News Coverage
- Katrina Help Wiki
- NOLA.com: Everything New Orleans - News, images, webcams, and more.
- Open Directory Project: Hurricane Katrina - Links to related websites from Dmoz.org
- Q&A: Hurricane Katrina - from St. Petersburg Times
- ResourceShelf - Links to relevant websites, maintained by Gary Price. Includes audio and video links.
- The Science of Hurricane Katrina - from Science Buzz
- Web logs by various people covering the situation in their own words and photographs
Disaster Declarations from the U.S. President
Housing, Emergency Shelter
Charities and Relief Agencies
State Websites - Official State Websites with News and Other Information
Statistics, Hurricane Studies, Post-Storm Comentaries
For Students Affected or Displaced by the Storm
Emergency Agencies and Organizations
Disasters - Preparation, Response, Recovery
Gas Prices, Oil
Hurricane Katrina - Agency Specific Pages and Announcements
Información en español
Investigations and Reports
- Acts of Kindness, Heroism Reported in Wake of Hurricane: Internet Web Logs, News Media Chronicle Individual Experiences - the U.S. Department of State
- Contracting Information - from FedBizOpps.gov
- Congress Passes $10.5 Billion Aid Package for Hurricane Victims - from the U.S. Department of State
- Contact Information for USPTO Customers Affected by Hurricane Katrina - from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Federal Pension Insurance Agency Pledges Swift Replacement of Lost Checks to Katrina Victims - from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) at www.pbgc.gov
- Hurricane Katrina Information and Relief Efforts - from HouseDemocrats.gov
- HUD's Response to Hurricane Katrina - from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Hurricane Katrina Emergency Information - from Federal Communications Commission (FCC), provide "crucial emergency information for consumers, communications industries, and state and local governments in the areas affected by the hurricane."
- Hurricane Katrina Flight Restrictions - from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Hurricane Katrina Response - from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Hurricane Relief - from the United States White House (whitehouse.gov)
- Information for Consumers and Bankers in the Affected Areas - from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues - Includes Disaster Relief Page, Advice Before You Donate, Tax Relief, Special Telephone Number for Victims, and Information for IRS Employees Living in Affected Areas - from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Katrina.lousiana.gov - Described as "State Of Louisiana's official website for dissemination of information concerning hurricane Katrina."
- Questions & Answers for Veterans and Families - from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Office of Personnel Management - Described as follows: "to keep the federal work force informed, and in light of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, the following links are provided to ensure easy access to information on HR benefits and flexibilities; FEMA charity tips; and contacting your local Federal Executive Board" by the U.S. OPM.
- Relief and Support for Victims of Hurricane Katrina - from the U.S. Department of Education
- SEC Announces Assistance to Katrina Victims - Information on "emergency regulatory relief to investors, companies and securities firms" from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- Social Security Administration (SSA) - "Information for People Affected by Hurricane Katrina." Includes lists of closed and temporary offices in all affected areas as well as contact information.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Images and statements of current activities, contact information.
- United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT): - Computer security alerts, including the article "Hurricane Katrina Spawns Phishing Sites"
- United States Fire Administration: Request to Mobilize Fire Service Members
- United States Government Response to the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - from the Department of Homeland Security. See also this page: Hurricane Katrina: What the Government Is Doing.
- "Victims of Hurricane Katrina Can Find Help at GovBenefits.gov" - Includes information in the following areas: Disaster and Housing Program, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, Physical Disaster Loans, Farm Emergency Loans.
- World Community Offers Support to Victims of Hurricane Katrina: "Pledges of Aid Flood in From Governments, Organizations around the World" - Includes lists of donations from different countries. From the U.S. Department of State.
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