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Phone lines set up for Texas families trying to locate Harvey survivors in Louisiana shelters

3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago Saturday, September 02 2017 Sep 2, 2017 September 02, 2017 10:29 AM September 02, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A phone bank has been set up for Texas families trying to locate loved ones who evacuated to state-run shelters in Louisiana, according to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

The numbers to call are (225) 615-0086 and (225) 615-0258.

"For privacy and safety reasons, DCFS cannot confirm the identities of people staying in its shelters. However, people can call the reunification lines and provide the name, address and date of birth, if known, of the person they are trying to locate, as well as the caller's own name and contact information. DCFS will then determine whether the person is in a state shelter and, if so, pass along the caller's message," the department said in a news release.

Both state shelters in Alexandria and Jewella have cellphones and charging stations available for Harvey survivors to use for calling family and friends.

Survivors can also let their family members and friends know they are safe by registering at www.safeandwell.org.

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