Friday, September 02, 2005

Updated resources on the hurricane disaster

The hurricane has passed, but the effects of the hurricane are just beginning. We are all shocked by the destruction we're seeing, and many of us want to stay informed and learn how to help.

There is a lot of information available, all over the internet and traditional news media. Earlier this week, I posted a few online sources to check for evolving information. Here are a few more.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper is still publishing, but only online. You can find their reports on daily life in New Orleans at The NOLA site also includes a web forum to talk with others about the disaster, and a "Missing Persons" board to help people find their loved ones. is hosting a guide for hurricane-related housing, where people can search for a temporary home or volunteer some space, at is providing the maps and images of New Orleans that you may be seeing on CNN tv reports.

There is also an extensive and growing list of resources being compiled by the Middletown Thrall Library, here in New York, available here:

And, as always, any of our reference librarians would be happy to help you find any information you need. Just stop by, send us an instant message (PotsdamLibrary), or an email. Finding information is what we do, and we're glad to help you.

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