Member Rara Avis
Just got email for emergency numbers for our active duty members and civ. employees to call if they need to:
HURRICANE KATRINA HOTLINES
The Navy is sincerely concerned for our Sailors and their family members in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. In view of this disaster, the Navy has set up several hotlines.
MILITARY: In light of the communications difficulties created by the hurricane, Navy Personnel Command has set up a 24 hour help line for both Sailors and their family members to call for information regarding their loved ones: 1-877-414-5358. This line is staffed 24x7 by active duty Navy personnel and will have connectivity with Navy, FEMA and other government agencies. They will try their very best to answer questions regarding the status of Navy family members, but please be aware that communication in the region is still very challenging and in some cases impossible at this point.
CIVILIANS: If DON civilians call the above number, they will be provided a toll free number that will be ringing here at the Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR). That civilian-specific toll free number is 1-877-689-2722 and it will be manned beginning at 0800 today and then during normal business hours until further notice. The phone will have a recorded message when the phone is not manned and staff will be checking for messages over the weekend.