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DATE: 9/8/2005

FACT SHEET - Thursday, September 8, 2005 11:00AM

To: Houston Regional Media Outlets

R E L I AN T C E N T E R

J I C

Joint Information Center

Thursday, September 8, 2005 11:00AM

FACT SHEET

Evacuees

A total of 245,000 evacuees from Louisiana have been transported to Texas.

Processing Center has been moved to Reliant Arena.

Reliant Arena City - 200

Reliant Center City - 4,488

Reliant Astrodome City - 2,500

George R. Brown City - 1,422

If you are an EMT, EMT Intermediate or a Paramedic and you are looking for employment, please call (936) 523-5190 or send an e-mail expressing your interest to: needemsjobs@optiq.net.

Joint Katrina Housing Task Force is currently canvassing evacuees who are staying inside Reliant Park to assist them in finding longer-term housing. Qualified evacuees will be sent to a new Housing-Choice Center (HCC) located in the Reliant Arena. Currently, HCC is not opened to walk ups. The HCC expects to begin servicing evacuees outside the Reliant Park next week using a mobile-processing van. The Task Force will make a press announcement once it is ready to expand its services.

A person must be registered with FEMA to determine eligibility for assistance. Call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) or online at www.FEMA.gov

Louisiana Unemployment 866-783-5567 or www.laworks.net

TWC has established a hotline to take calls from employers wishing to hire displaced Louisiana workers. Call 800-695-6879. The hotline is staffed Mon-Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m.

A "house rule" began Tuesday which will require evacuees to be in Reliant Park by 11:00PM. There will be no re-entry after 11:00PM.

To find loved ones

Family members should call 1-877-568-3317 (1-877-LOVED1S) or go online to

www.familylinks.icrc.org

www.redcross.org

Contact your local Red Cross to locate family members.NO information as to whereabouts will be released to anyone other than confirmed family members due to safety and privacy reasons.

Military Family Program

To contact family members of the armed services and let them know of your status:

Army (Active) 1-800-833-6622

Army (Reserve) 1-888-777-7731

Air National Guard 1-888-777-7731

Navy (Active, reserve, and Dependents) 1-877-414-5358

Navy (Navy Civilians and Dependents) 1-877-689-2722

Air Force 1-800-435-9941

Website: http://www.militaryfamilylocator.org

Lost Kids

All lost kids questions should be referred to the Children's Assessment Center at 713-986-3300

Volunteers

Since September 8thst a total 44,127 persons have volunteered.

Volunteers are still needed! They should call Volunteer Houston at 713-965-0031 to sign up.

Health

The Reliant Arena clinic has seen over 7,000 patients so far.

There have been over 11,000 Prescriptions filled for evacuees so far.

There have been 7,000 to 8,000 tetanus shots given so far.

There have been NO cases of Cholera.

Hepatitis A vaccination has been given to evacuees as indicated by the recently updated recommendations made by CDC.

There have been about 700 - 800 cases of vomiting and diarrhea related to stress, change of food, and the stomach flu. This is not unusual when people are living in such close proximity to each other.

Doctors and nurses wanting to volunteer should call 832-667-3152 or 3153 or 3154 to sign up

Donations

Over 7 million in services, goods, and housing already distributed.

Quality of Life Center named Reliant Town Square.

Reliant Town Square will include sports, playground, and laundry area.

Sharing Homes

If people want information about taking evacuees into their home they can go to

www.shareyourhome.org or www.craigslist.com

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