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Information on the conditions in Mississippi and New Orleans, various charities, and ways to donate to the relief effort [from the NYTimes]

Federal Emergency Management Agency: 1-800-621-FEMA;

Louisiana Homeland Security:

City of New Orleans:

Louisiana Governor's Office:

Mississippi Emergency Management:

National Hurricane Center:

National Weather Service:

Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding):

Charity Navigator:

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or

Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or

Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or

Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or

FEMA Charity tips:

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

Operation Blessing: 1-800-436-6348 or

America's Second Harvest: 1-800-344-8070 or

Adventist Community Services: 1-800-381-7171 or

Christian Disaster Response: 1-941-956-5183 or 1-941-551-9554 or

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: 1-800-848-5818 or

Church World Service: 1-800-297-1516 or

Convoy of Hope: 1-417-823-8998 or

Lutheran Disaster Response: 1-800-638-3522 or

Mennonite Disaster Service: 1-717-859-2210 or

Nazarene Disaster Response: 1-888-256-5886 or

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: 1-800-872-3283 or

Southern Baptist Convention - Disaster Relief: 1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440 or

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