Personal Experience, Family and Friends

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  1. Becba

    Becba Former Member

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    Luckily I had a couple of people pm me that have helped me thru this.
    My family on my fathers side all live in Gulfport or Biloxi. I have yet to hear from them or find their names on the Red cross list.
    My hubby's buddy found his house was floating down the river. He bailed and swam. The house went one way he swam another way. After 2 hrs. a boat came along and saved him. It was a another MS resident. From there they went on to save 31 more people in the water.
    I have no idea where my family on my dads side is now. My father died too young at 54. He would be upset to think I did not find them.
    When Camile hit we went there. I was not more than a toddler but I recall my fathers fight to get to his family.
    Now I have no idea where they are.
    We had an attorney in Metarie that lived in the neighborhood of Ann Rice. She has since moved but the houses there are gone.
    Mainly my husband knows people from New Orleans and all have lost their homes.
    They have decided to take home from Texas where they were sent and start over.
    I was upset seeing the Gulfport library as my uncle is a board member and the library's books are washed away, I've yet to find him.
     
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  3. tybee204

    tybee204 Administrator

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    Here are some links for helping Search for friends and family members.

    http://www.missingkatrina.com
    http://www.safekatrina.com
    http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina
    http://www.nola.com
    http://www.sunherald.com
    http://www.wwltv.com/forums

    Master List of Katrina Missing/Ok persons:
    http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/PublicSafety/Hurricane_Katrina_Recovery.shtml

    People inquiring about family and friends that did notevacuate the greater New Orleans area should contactthe American Red Cross at (866) 438-4636.

    Name: REPORT MISSING OR STRANDED PERSONS AT THISOFFICIAL COAST GUARD LINK

    Home: (225) 922-0325

    Email:psy2005pmp@yahoo.com Subject: My Hurricane Story -- CLICK ON LINK TO COASTGUARD

    Story: REPORT MISSING OR STRANDED PERSONS HERECOAST GUARD HOMEPORT WEB LINK!!!! THIS LINK HAS YOUSUBMIT REPORT DIRECTLY,, PLEASE USE IT. http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do PLEASE KEEP SHARING THIS LINK WITH OTHERS ON ALLFORUMS.

    Story: If someone is lost or trapped - call thecoastguard:

    225 925 7708225 925 7709225 925 3511

    225 925 7412

    314 539 3900 - press 0 for operator

    314 539 2276 - press 0 for operator

    314 539 2279 - press 0 for operator

    1 800 742 8519 http://homeport.uscg.mil/ IN LOUISIANA, Louisiana State Police:

    (225) 922-0325(225) 922-0332(225) 922-0333(225) 922-0334(225) 922-0335(225) 922-0341(225) 925-7398

    IN MISSISSIPPI, Call the State EOC at (601) 360-0054

    IN ALABAMA, orTo inquire about family and friends that did notevacuate the Greater New Orleans area contact theAmerican Red Cross at the following number:(866) 438-4636

    Police Command Center (EMERGENCY ONLY !!!!)

    337 362 1274337 362 1757337 362 1753
     
  4. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Bebca, My heart goes out to you.

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    BillyGoatGruff also started a list of sites in the Missing forum to post for family and friends. There are a lot of them.
    I am willing to help you post on as many of them as we can get to before you hear from your family. Prepare a statement and a list of which sites you want me to contact, and I would be more than happy to start posting them.
     
  5. BarnGoddess

    BarnGoddess Former Member

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    Any suggestions? I have registered with several on line data bases and e-mailed a church I think she belonged to in New Orleans. My son called me the other night to say someone was looking for her, an old friend. I did go to the Blog Herald where he was looking for her. I posted a response and before long he also posted one to answer me. I called him on the phone and we had a great chat. He knew my cousins from years and years ago and kept in touch. One cousin died in 1993 and the other one lived out near the lake. He always called her before storms and she told him where she was going. This time he didn't call. She's about 94. He e-mailed me back twice with information about which church her old Baptist congregation met in currently. I did e-mail a contact there, but haven't heard yet. I doubt if she's on a computer or may not be with anyone who has a computer. She had mentioned to this gentleman that she had friends in Baton Rouge.

    Her name is Harriet Weymouth. Address: 6740 Catina St., New Orleans, LA 70124. A google map will show that she's just a few blocks from Lake Ponchetrain. Any suggestions? I've registered with the Red Cross and also requested a search at the coast guard site. Also registered with a church site. I'm sure her house is under water and I hope she evacuated as she did before during other storm threats.
     
  6. nanandjim

    nanandjim Former Member

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    BarnGoddess - Good luck. I have no idea how you can find your cousin. I hope and pray that she is safe. :blowkiss:
     
  7. tybee204

    tybee204 Administrator

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    Here are all the links i have found for contacts and Web Boards where people are posting for family and friends.

    Here are some links for helping Search for friends and family members.

    http://www.missingkatrina.com
    http://www.safekatrina.com
    http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina
    http://www.nola.com
    http://www.sunherald.com
    http://www.wwltv.com/forums

    Master List of Katrina Missing/Ok persons:
    http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Top..._Recovery.shtml

    People inquiring about family and friends that did notevacuate the greater New Orleans area should contactthe American Red Cross at (866) 438-4636.

    Name: REPORT MISSING OR STRANDED PERSONS AT THISOFFICIAL COAST GUARD LINK

    Home: (225) 922-0325

    Emailsy2005pmp@yahoo.com Subject: My Hurricane Story -- CLICK ON LINK TO COASTGUARD

    Story: REPORT MISSING OR STRANDED PERSONS HERECOAST GUARD HOMEPORT WEB LINK!!!! THIS LINK HAS YOUSUBMIT REPORT DIRECTLY,, PLEASE USE IT. http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do PLEASE KEEP SHARING THIS LINK WITH OTHERS ON ALLFORUMS.

    Story: If someone is lost or trapped - call thecoastguard:

    225 925 7708225 925 7709225 925 3511

    225 925 7412

    314 539 3900 - press 0 for operator

    314 539 2276 - press 0 for operator

    314 539 2279 - press 0 for operator

    1 800 742 8519 http://homeport.uscg.mil/ IN LOUISIANA, Louisiana State Police:

    (225) 922-0325(225) 922-0332(225) 922-0333(225) 922-0334(225) 922-0335(225) 922-0341(225) 925-7398

    IN MISSISSIPPI, Call the State EOC at (601) 360-0054

    IN ALABAMA, orTo inquire about family and friends that did notevacuate the Greater New Orleans area contact theAmerican Red Cross at the following number866) 438-4636

    Police Command Center (EMERGENCY ONLY !!!!)

    337 362 1274337 362 1757337 362 1753
     
  8. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    There is also a thread in the missing forum called the missing from katrina or something like that. Lots of sites there. If you PM me a list of sites that you want posted to, and a prepared statement, I am willing to do some posting to help out.
     
  9. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    As will I barn Goddess


    Edit to add Who else needs help here at WS finding someone?
    Maybe a bunch of us can help post the names at the various sites?
     
  10. TexMex

    TexMex Punishment is justice for the unjust.

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    Which side of Lake Ponchetrain? Sounds like you are off tp a good start with your search....perhaps where she sought shelter is still without power/phones....how ols id your cousin?

    Best of luck, BG

    Tex
     
  11. BarnGoddess

    BarnGoddess Former Member

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    Thanks Tybee. I have listed with the ICRC family links and requested a Coast Guard search. I saw that my sister also posted there at the Family Links registery. Thanks for the extra links. I'll save them and follow up.
     
  12. BarnGoddess

    BarnGoddess Former Member

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    The New Orleans side. Near City Park Golf Course. North of I10/I610 just off Ponchatrain Blvd before it dead ends to Robert E Lee Blvd. She was born September 12, 1911. Tomorrow is her birthday.
     
  13. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    MaryKate, Bebca posted last night that she has missing family also. Site is about people who have personal experiences with Katrina. I posted last night, but haven't seen her in today- so am hoping she got good news today.
    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28989
     
  14. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    Thanks Mystery
     
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    Oh my, she is really up in years, maybe she was taken to an elderly care facility. The said they took out the elderly & children first. Try looking for the elderly care facilities outside of NO.
     
  16. BarnGoddess

    BarnGoddess Former Member

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    One of Tybee's links led me to a nursing home link for elderly residents. She wasn't on it.
     
  17. LadyLuck

    LadyLuck New Member

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    Bebca and BarnGoddess- Hope your both find information on your family very soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and all the other ones who have loss homes and loved ones.
     
  18. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    HI Everyone !!!

    I asked Your mod to merge these threads and sticky it so that any members here who need help finding a family member or friends can post and hopefully other members will chip in in helping look and post at other sites:)

    MK
     
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    kgeaux New Member

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    Becba and Barngoddess, I hope you find your missing family members. Soon and very soon!

    My family experienced a loss, but it is such a small thing compared to all the tragedy we see around us. My MIL's vacation condo blew apart into toothpicks! No one was in it, so we just lost a building. We will miss our vacations, but hey, we all have each other.
     
  20. Becba

    Becba Former Member

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    Thanks to everyone who responded.

    I have searched many of the sites that list people that have been found. My hope is they got out as I haven't seen any of their names.

    We did find one family we were looking for and they are staying with family, luckily they were on vacation when the storm came.

    I am so impressed by all the victims that hung on and fought for their lives to make it thru this tragedy. And those that rescued so many people.
     
  21. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    Becba I am glad you brought up that point "victims that stayed and helped rescue"


    It had not occured to me.

    Please if you need help let us know:)
     

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