ATLANTA - If you or someone you know has been affected by Hurricane Ida or the subsequent tropical storm while taking shelter in Georgia, there are agencies connecting people in need to donations and disaster relief.
Assistance for evacuees can come in the form of federal, state and nonprofit programs.
Here's how to find specific assistance:
Apply online or call for FEMA aid
Hurricane Ida evacuees can register for help online with FEMA at disasterassistance.gov.
Seeking minimal assistance?
Organizations such as The Salvation Army and The American Red Cross can provide ways to connect people with nearby shelters or money for gas, baby food and clothing.
The Salvation Army, which can provide funding for supplies, has a list of locations at https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/locations/. There are dozens of locations listed throughout Georgia.
Louisianans looking to find shelter there can text "LAShelter" to 898211.
This will help Louisiana residents locate a United Way shelter in their area.
Troup County Parks and Recreation have partnered with the American Red Cross to provide temporary shelter until noon on Thursday, Sept. 2. The shelter, located at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center at 1220 Lafayette Parkway in LaGrange, Georgia, will provide evacuees food, water, and a place to sleep over the next few days.
If you or someone you know have evacuated and are looking for shelter at this time, you can visit the shelter or call the American Red Cross at 571-595-7862 for more information.
What roads and highways are open?
Major interstates are closed because of debris from Hurricane Ida. Know what routes are available before making the journey home.
If you chose to call from out of state, dial 1-888-762-3511.
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