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Latest update from the Shelby County EMA

October 4, 2005

Afternoon Update

4:30 p.m.

 

Important Reminder To Displaced Citizens

 

  • To apply for financial assistance, displaced citizens need to either call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or register on line from any computer at www.FEMA.gov.
  • FEMA has stated that States are now authorized to charge all sheltering costs incurred under Hurricane Katrina and Rita to the current Emergencies declared for sheltering Katrina evacuees.  Should you have any questions, please call James Walke at (202) 646-2751 or Chuck Stuart at (202) 646-3691.

 What’s New This Afternoon?

√ The Red Cross Shelter at Dunn Avenue Elementary School will close tomorrow.

  • The Red Cross Shelter at Dunn Avenue Elementary will close tomorrow at noon.  For more information, please contact The Red Cross at (901) 726-1690.

 

√ There are 40 evacuees currently residing at the official Red Cross Shelter at Dunn Avenue Elementary School at 1500 Dunn Avenue near Airways Blvd.

  • Evacuees from Rita-affected areas CAN come to the local Red Cross Assessment Center.  The counties/parishes included in the Individual Assistance Declarations for Hurricane Rita are:
    • In Texas - the counties of Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, and Tyler.
    • In Louisiana - the parishes of Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Vermilion, and Jefferson Davies.
  • The Red Cross can continue to assist evacuees with financial assistance IF they have not already received such financial assistance from the Red Cross. 

 

There are 336 evacuees currently staying at church shelters in Shelby County.

  • Churches need to contact the EMA Operations Center at (901) 458-1515 daily and report the number of evacuees staying at the shelter. 
  • Evacuees continue to receive spiritual support, meals, and recreational activities from churches throughout Shelby County.

 

The Catholic Charities shelter for evacuees IS still open and IS still taking new admissions. 

  • Evacuees in need of shelter may apply in person at Catholic Charities, 1325 Jefferson, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 4 PM, and Friday, 8 AM to noon.

 

There are Resources available for evacuees seeking employment.

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) has joined with IBM to launch www.Jobs4Recovery.com , a "one-stop shop" for connecting job-seekers from areas impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita with employment opportunities.  Jobs4Recovery is a search portal that integrates employment opportunity information from job engines Monster.com, HotJobs.com, JobCentral.com, Indeed.com and similar web sites to aid in bolstering local economies during the recovery effort.  The web site allows people to conduct targeted searches for jobs in the location where they want to work or to browse all available opportunities by state and by map.  In addition, local chambers of commerce will post newly created and identified jobs in their areas.  These jobs will be added to the thousands of available opportunities searchable via Jobs4Recovery.com.  Employers wishing to post a job can do so through JobCentral.com, a free job posting service available through Jobs4Recovery.com.  New sites are being added as they are received.  Local chambers of commerce or workforce centers can send other job resources to jobs4recovery@uschamber.com with the subject line "Job Resources."

 

 

Seeking employment - continued

  • From JobLINC: New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the Marietta, GA area (ph. 770-969-9600, call for more info) and a Houston area construction company called LVI Services were looking for 1,000 workers at $10/hr for 80-90 hours/week for hurricane clean up projects that can last up to 2 years.  Their # is 713-991-0480.
  • Check out the websites of two major corporations involved in the clean-up efforts:  Halliburton(www.halliburton.com) and the Shaw Group (www.shawgrp.com).
  • Also, check out The Commercial Appeal and The Memphis Flyer classifieds.
  • Staff from the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development is available to work with hurricane evacuees at the state Disaster Assistance Center, 315 South Hollywood, 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday.  Coordinator: Bobbie McGee 543-2022, 233-7159 cell.
  • Katrina Job Coalition is providing a series of job readiness workshops at the Central Library 9 AM to 3:30 PM on October 10 and 17, with a job fair for evacuees on October 17.  Contact Christ United Methodist Church at 761-0576 for more information.

 

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 Ì Red Cross Assistance

Evacuees from affected areas CAN come to the local Red Cross Assessment Center.

  • The Red Cross can continue to assist evacuees with financial assistance IF they have not already received such financial assistance from the Red Cross. 
  • The Red Cross Headquarters at 1400 Central Avenue remains open. 
  • Operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until further notice.

 

Hurricane evacuees may now be eligible for two additional types of service

Hurricane evacuees may now be eligible for two additional types of service from the local Red Cross:

  • Free hotel stays through the Transient Accommodation Program
  • Financial assistance (amount of assistance depends on household size; checks range from $360 for a single person to $1500+ for a five-member household)

Please note:  applicants must have photo ID showing residence in an affected zip code.  Some evacuees may be eligible for financial assistance but not the hotel stay, or may be eligible for both.  Evacuees should go to the Red Cross Assessment Centers, 8 AM to 5 PM, to apply.

 

Hurricane Evacuees Can Ride Free on MATA Buses

  • Hurricane evacuees who show proper identification from an area affected by the Hurricanes can ride MATA buses free of charge.
  • MATA bus schedules are available at www.matatransit.com  or call (901) 274-6282.

 

Medical Resources For Displaced Citizens

Pharmacy and Clinic at The Church Health Center

·        The Church Health Center has a supply of donated medicines (except narcotics) and is making them available to people displaced by the Hurricanes who are unable to get their prescriptions filled at local pharmacies.  These medicines will be provided at no cost as a temporary measure to serve uninsured people displaced by the storm.  No narcotics are kept on the premises of the Church Health Center.

·        The pharmacy at the Church Health Center at 1196 Peabody Ave. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.  All prescriptions will be filled free of charge with donated medicine, subject to availability.  If a person does not have a prescription, he or she must first be seen by a physician to receive a prescription.

  • Evacuees may be seen at the Church Health Center Walk-in Clinic, 1196 Peabody Ave.  The Clinic opens weekdays at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call (901) 272-0003.  Displaced citizens may also be treated at the following community clinics:

 

Christ Community Medical Clinics:

Broad Avenue Health Center, 2861 Broad Avenue       (901) 458-0584

Frayser Health Center, 3124 N. Thomas Street (901) 260-8400

Third Street Health Center, 3362 S. Third Street           (901) 398-2442

 

Health Loop Clinics:

4095 American Way               (901)  515-5000

602 W. Mitchell Road  (901)  515-5100

• 1000 Haynes                           (901)  515-5200

2574 Frayser Boulevard           (901)  515-5300

1064 Breedlove Street             (901)  515-5400

• 2500 Peres                             (901)  515-5500

409 Ayers Street                     (901)  515-5600

1362 Mississippi Boulevard      (901)  515-5700

1955 S. Third Street                (901)  515-5800

451 Linden Avenue                 (901)  515-5900

 

To donate medicine to the Church Health Center or to volunteer, call (901) 272-7170. For more information about the Church Health Center, call (901) 272-0003 or visit www.churchhealthcenter.org.

 

Memphis/Shelby County Health Department Medical Surveillance at Shelters

·        The Health Department’s Epidemiology Program will conduct enhanced surveillance for infectious diseases at local shelters, hospitals and other medical facilities, as evacuees may have been exposed to contaminated water and materials during the evacuation process.  Medical issues of concern include:

 

o       Gastrointestinal

o       Respiratory (pertussis, influenza-like illness, etc.)

o       Neurologic (meningitis/encephalitis)

o       Skin and soft tissue infections

o       Pneumonia

o       Viral Hepatitis

 

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Medical Care Locations

·        First Baptist Church in Millington-5010 West Union Street-Dr. Clay Jones is offering free care seven days a week to victims. The clinic is open from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

·        “Quick Care” Medical Clinic-880 Madison-Hours of operation: 5:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. on the weekends.

·        Memphis/Shelby County Health Department clinics are open throughout Shelby County.         

 

Assistance for VA Employees

  • About 1,500 VA employees (included in a total of about 4,000 federal

            employees) are missing from areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. 

  • Employees should call 1-888-766-2474 as soon as possible to provide their name, position title, location and contact number.  VA employees may also contact the department at www.va.gov/opa/katrina/contact_Info.cfm
  • Anyone looking for missing relatives or colleagues should look at www.familylinks.icrc.org/katrina

 

Legal Questions Hotline for Katrina Victims

  • Evacuees from areas affected by Hurricane Katrina will be offered Civil Legal Assistance by the Memphis Area Legal Services.  Contact Linda Seely for information at (901) 255-3453

 

Mental Health Services

1.      Case Management Incorporated                  (901) 821-5600

2.      Comprehensive Counseling Network           (901) 353-5440

3.      Midtown Mental Health Center                   (901) 577-0200

4.      Southeast Mental Health Center                  (901) 369-1400

5.      Southwest Mental Health Center                 (901) 774-7811

 

The Samaritan Counseling Center

  • The center offers church-based pastoral counseling services with offices downtown (Calvary Episcopal), midtown (Idlewild Presbyterian), east Memphis (First Baptist), and Germantown (St. George's Episcopal). 

 

  • It offers out-patient counseling.  There is no staff psychiatrist at the center.  Counselors are willing to help those with the emotional or relationship difficulties associated with the disaster, or other problems.  Call (901) 729-3900 for assistance.

 

 

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Bank Accounts of Displaced Citizens

  • Vital information for displaced citizens about how to access money from their bank accounts can be found at this website:  www.fdic.gov 

 

Churches and Hotel/Motel Managers Need to Update EMA Daily

·        Churches that are housing evacuees and Hotel/Motel Managers need to call the EMA Emergency Operations Center at (901) 458-1515 and report the number of hurricane evacuees staying at their facilities each day.

·        Attempts are being made to determine the number of displaced citizens in Shelby County.

 

Salvation Army Services/Clothes & Furniture Donations

  • The Salvation Army and the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Services are        also providing meals to disaster workers in Shelby County and the shelter residents in DeSoto County, Mississippi.
  • Clothes and furniture may be donated at the Salvation Army Service Center at 130 N. Danny Thomas near downtown Memphis. Call (901) 525-6676.
  • The Salvation Army is providing clothes vouchers to be redeemed at Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the Memphis area.
  • “Plus” sizes of women’s clothing are included in the available clothing.  However, Salvation Army has NO MORE Wal-Mart cards.  They are also NOT currently giving out furniture vouchers for their thrift stores until their supply of furniture improves again. 
  • Evacuees in need of clothing should go to the Salvation Army at 696 Jackson Avenue this WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY (not Friday), 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. for clothing assistance. 

 

For more information about donations, access this website: www.swern.gov

 

Families of Incarcerated Individuals, Inc. can help locate evacuated prisoners

  • Families of Incarcerated Individuals, Inc. is helping families find relocated prisoners in the aftermath of the hurricanes.  Please contact Andrea Payne at (901) 726-6191 for more information.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

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A Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) is now operational to assist ALL evacuees.

·        The DAC is located at 315 South Hollywood.  Any individuals that have already registered with FEMA via telephone or internet will be required to provide their FEMA # upon arrival to the DAC. 

·        Employers with jobs to offer can call (901) 543-7535 and say they “wish to place a job order.”  Bobbie McGee, District Manager with the Tennessee Department of Labor is the contact person.

  • Those evacuees from Rita-affected areas (Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Vermilion and Jefferson Davis parishes in Louisiana and Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange and Tyler counties in Texas) are also encouraged to apply for individual FEMA assistance online or through the toll-free number.  Please visit www.FEMA.gov for more details on the disaster declarations for those states.

 

Memphis Food Bank Has Assisted In The Relief Effort

·        The Food Bank continues to accept nonperishable food donations at 239 South Dudley, as well as financial contributions at the same address or www.memphisfoodbank.org.  The food donations will help replenish the inventory distributed to disaster victims.  

·        As a matter of information, The Food Bank has already distributed more than 200,000 pounds of disaster relief food to area agencies and churches.  

·        Groups wishing to help sort food on Friday, October 14, 2005 should call (901) 527-0841.

 

Better Business Bureau Provides Assistance To Displaced Citizens

·        Hurricane evacuees resettling in the Mid-South may need to establish relationships with credible auto repair shops, child care centers, dry cleaners and other businesses.

·        Residents may call (901) 759-1300, (800) 222-8754 or access the BBB at www.midsouth.bbb.org or E mail at info@bbbmidsouth.org

 

Assistance For Senior Adults and Adults With Disabilities

  • The Aging Commission of the Mid-South has benefits available for displaced senior citizens and disabled adults.  Call (901) 324-3399 to apply for financial assistance.
  • Tennessee Division of Vocational Services is also a resource at (901) 528-5292.

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Assistance For Senior Adults With Disabilities continued…

  • Tennessee Disability Pathfinder connects the Tennessee disability community with service providers.  It is a web-based collection of resources at http://www.familypathfinder.org may help citizens with disabilities by linking them to important information about:

 

    • Emergency Management Agencies, Education, Employment, Equipment, Financial Assistance, Healthcare Insurance, Long-Term Care, Shelter, Social Security Disability, Transportation, and other concerns. 

 

  • Send any additions, corrections, or suggestions to melissa.fortson@vanderbilt.edu or call Ms. Fortson at: (615) 936-5121 (Direct), (615) 322-8529 (Pathfinder), (800) 640-4636 (Pathfinder toll-free, English & Español)
  • Pathfinder has phone, web, and print resources in English and Spanish to connect the Tennessee disability community with service providers.  Referral services, free of cost, are provided to persons with disabilities, family members, service providers, and advocates.

Junior League Has Items Available for Displaced Citizens

·        Free clothing and personal items are available to evacuees at the Junior League’s “Repeat Boutique” at 3586 Summer Avenue.

·        Hours of Operation-Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (901) 327-4777.

The Volunteer Hotline is closed

  • The Volunteer Hotline at (901)324-8799 is CLOSED.  All calls related to Hurricane relief efforts should be directed to Volunteer Memphis at (901) 523-2425 during their regular office hours, 8:30 am – 4:30 PM.  Please visit their website, www.volunteermemphis.org, for more information.

Temporary Housing Applications Through The Memphis and Shelby County Community Services Agency

  • Please go online to http://www.msccsa.com.  You can fax the completed application to (901) 543-4664You MUST INCLUDE your FEMA confirmation number on the application.  Housing assistance will be available for up to one (1) year.  The Community Services Agency will also assist with furniture purchases.
  • People with housing to rent can e-mail Jonathan Cole - jonathan.cole@msccsa.com - he is coordinating transitional sheltering.  FEMA is paying for this sheltering for up to a year.  Should you not have e-mail, call CSA at (901) 543-4600.
  • Hurricane evacuees may also be eligible for the transitional housing program (FEMA-paid rental housing for up to 364 days).  Again, eligibility is based on zip code of residence.  Evacuees should go to the Disaster Assistance Center at 315 South Hollywood, 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday, to apply.

 

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Department of Human Services assistance for Hurricane Katrina evacuees

  • The Department of Human Services is offering assistance for evacueesAPPLY FOR THESE SERVICES AT THE DHS OFFICE AT 1909 SOUTH THIRD STREET ONLY.  Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Please call (901)942-1358 for more information. Applicants must meet basic income and resource limits.  Some benefits that may be available are:

* Food stamp benefits for adults and families

* Expedited screening process for applicants

* Emergency benefit card with $100 in food stamp benefits

* Permanent benefit card available in 3-4 business days

* Eligible for up to 4 months of food stamp benefits

* Benefits vary according to household size.

* Families First EASE - cash assistance for families with children

* Applicants must be seeking refuge in Tennessee AND be caring for child under age 18

* One time cash payments - $750 - $1500 (depending on household size)

* Payments intended to help families move out of shelters to permanent residence, gain employment, or return home

* Participants restricted from applying for Tennessee's TANF program for 3 months

APPLY FOR THESE SERVICES AT THE DHS OFFICE AT 1909 SOUTH THIRD STREET ONLY.

 

  • The Department of Human Services is offering assistance for evacueesAPPLY FOR THESE SERVICES AT THE DHS OFFICE AT 3230 JACKSON AND 3360 SOUTH THIRD STREET ONLY.  Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Please call (901)942-1358 for more information.  Applicants must meet basic income and resource limits.  Some benefits that may be available are:

* Child Care Assistance

* Up to 9 weeks of child care assistance for qualifying evacuee families

* Applications must be made in person at DHS Child Care Assistance office or through face-to-face interview

* Children must be enrolled in qualified/licensed facility

* No infants less than 6 weeks old may be enrolled

* Unregulated care will not be permitted

* Qualifying families may receive both Families First EASE payments and Hurricane Evacuee Child Care assistance

* Enrollment is open to one and two-parent families

* Evacuees who have access to on-site child care at a shelter will not be eligible for this program

APPLY FOR THESE SERVICES AT THE DHS OFFICE AT 3230 JACKSON AND 3360 SOUTH THIRD STREET ONLY.

 

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Care of Animals

Important Notice About Animals Brought From the Hurricane Zone

 

  • Hundreds of individuals and families that came to Memphis from the devastated areas of coastal Mississippi and  Louisiana brought along their family pets. Some are being cared for in boarding kennels or veterinary clinics, while many are in foster homes.  There are even more still with their families staying at hotels or with friends or relatives in the area. There is also concern that dogs and cats now being rescued along the coast  will be sent to Memphis and other large cities in the state for care and treatment.   
  • The Memphis, Shelby County Veterinary Association, along with the Memphis Animal Services and the Memphis, Shelby County Humane Society urge animal owners and caregivers of pets from the hurricane zone to give special attention to the health of the animals.
  • Dogs and Cats must have anti-Rabies inoculations. This is a fatal disease transmittable to humans.  Dogs should also have Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospira and Bordetella  vaccinations.  Cats should also be inoculated against various feline viruses and diseases. A Coggins test is mandatory for all Horses coming to the area . Horses must be isolated until proof of a Coggins test is verified. Recommeded vaccines include Tetanus, Influenze, Eastern and Western Equine encephalitis combination and West Nile Vaccine. 
  • For information and assistance contact City of Memphis Animal Services at (901) 362-5310 or the Memphis/Shelby County Humane Society at (901) 276-7770.  Shelter, pet food, and supplies are available to hurricane victims with animals. 
  • Hurricane victims who traveled to the Shelby County area with their pets can take advantage of boarding facilities provided through the Memphis Animal Services free of charge.
  • Many animals are being boarded through the Memphis Animal Shelter.  The Memphis Humane Society is also coordinating foster care for pets and delivering food and supplies to pet owners who are staying in the Shelby County area.
  • Veterinarians are also available to check pets and treat any health conditions.
  • Transport carrier cages are needed for small dogs and cats.  Carriers can be left at the Memphis Humane Society at 685 South Cox or at Hollywood Pet Star at 2648 Broad Street.

 

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Important Information from Housing and Urban Development

  • Previous HUD Assisted Families

*Section 8 Voucher Holders

*Public Housing residents

*Others who received HUD Assistance

  • Call 1-800-955-2232 to find out how you can participate in the HUD Katrina Disaster Assistance Program.  Or call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA(3362)

 

Housing Discrimination Notice:

If you believe you have experienced discrimination during your search for housing, please call the Housing Discrimination Hotline at 1-800-669-9777 or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY)

  • HUD’s Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program Eligibility:

1)      Section 8 voucher holders, public housing residents or HUD assisted

2)      Individuals and families who were homeless at the time of hurricane.

  • Steps for Assistance:

1)      Register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

2)      Receive ID number from FEMA.

3)      Decide where you want to live during transitional housing.

4)      Talk with your local Public Housing Authority (PHA) about relocation, or call HUD at 1-800-955-2232.

5)      FEMA provides transportation to location choice.

6)      PHA will coordinate your housing needs for up to 18 months.

7)      FEMA will transport families back home when requested.

 

The UT Boling Center offers information for Hurricane victims.

·        The faculty and staff of the UT Boling Center are available to offer information about supports and services to those persons who have a disability, or who have a family member with a disability. 

 

·        Please contact Family Support Coordinator, Laurel Ryan, at (901) 448-3737.  The Boling Center website, www.utmem.edu/bcdd, provides an overview of the Center as well as specific programmatic information.  There are also useful links to other local, state, and national resources on the website.  Brochures about the Center are available upon request.  The main number for the Boling Center is (901) 448-6511, and TDD is (901) 448-4677.

 

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There are Resources available for evacuees seeking employment.

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) has joined with IBM to launch www.Jobs4Recovery.com , a "one-stop shop" for connecting job-seekers from areas impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita with employment opportunities.  Jobs4Recovery is a search portal that integrates employment opportunity information from job engines Monster.com, HotJobs.com, JobCentral.com, Indeed.com and similar web sites to aid in bolstering local economies during the recovery effort.  The web site allows people to conduct targeted searches for jobs in the location where they want to work or to browse all available opportunities by state and by map.  In addition, local chambers of commerce will post newly created and identified jobs in their areas.  These jobs will be added to the thousands of available opportunities searchable via Jobs4Recovery.com.  Employers wishing to post a job can do so through JobCentral.com, a free job posting service available through Jobs4Recovery.com.  New sites are being added as they are received.  Local chambers of commerce or workforce centers can send other job resources to jobs4recovery@uschamber.com with the subject line "Job Resources."
  • Other sites include www.jobsearch.org/hurricanejobs  and http://hurricanerelief.monster.com .
  • From JobLINC: New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the Marietta, GA area (ph. 770-969-9600, call for more info) and a Houston area construction company called LVI Services were looking for 1,000 workers at $10/hr for 80-90 hours/week for hurricane clean up projects that can last up to 2 years.  Their # is 713-991-0480.
  • Check out the websites of two major corporations involved in the clean-up efforts:  Halliburton(www.halliburton.com) and the Shaw Group (www.shawgrp.com).
  • Also, check out The Commercial Appeal and The Memphis Flyer classifieds.
  • Staff from the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development is available to work with hurricane evacuees at the state Disaster Assistance Center, 315 South Hollywood, 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Saturday.  Coordinator: Bobbie McGee 543-2022, 233-7159 cell.
  • Katrina Job Coalition is providing a series of job readiness workshops at the Central Library 9 AM to 3:30 PM on October 10 and 17, with a job fair for evacuees on October 17.  Contact Christ United Methodist Church at 761-0576 for more information.

 

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The EOC is in Operations Level 2

  • The EOC has shifted into Operations Level 2 until further notice.  Operations Level 2 is defined in the 2004 Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Plan as increased activity within specific bureaus/departments.  This level of EOC activation may require increased manpower and activation of in-house procedures.  It does not require additional outside assistance with the exception of routine mutual aid responses. 

 

16 areas of concern being monitored about the hurricane relief effort in the Memphis and Shelby County area are:

 

►Transportation                                              ►Communications

►Infrastructure                                                ►Fire Fighting

►Information Planning                         ►Human Services

►Resource Support                                         ►Health & Medical

►Urban Search/Rescue                                   ►Hazardous Materials

►Food                                                            ►Energy

►Law Enforcement                                         ►Volunteers/Donated Goods

►Recovery                                                      ►Care of Animals

 

Important Numbers for resources in Shelby County

 

  • Emergency Operations Center: (901) 458-1515, EMA Director Talford is available to discuss the relief effort.  
  • Displaced Citizens’ Assistance Center: (901) 543-5600, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday
  • General Donation Inquiries: (901) 543-5600, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday
  • To Donate Clothing and Furniture:  (901) 525-6676.
  • To Volunteer: (901)523-2425.
  • Germantown Area Assistance Resources:  (901) 751-5654.
  • Department of Human Services:  (901)942-1358
  • Southern College of Optometry’s Eye Center:  (901) 722-3250
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