Homeland Security offices in New Orleans/Orleans Parish
Orleans Joseph Matthews (504) 658-8700 (504) 658-8701
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Asst. Division Chief
Mr. Jones helped with my grandmother in mid-city and with an elderly uncle down in the quarter. Neither is able to get to an evacuation point, and frankly the local police are more dangerous than waiting for random rescue to occur. They are "medium" priority, but at least now we know that someone with the resources to get them out knows they are there and in what condition. Mr. Jones is a hero in my book.
I am astonished at how little coordination there is of evacuation efforts in New Orleans, and wonder why national media outlets aren't reporting these numbers to people...I hope this helps someone who needs it -- please pass it on if you see a need.