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Allard Beutel/Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769/3749)

June Malone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256/544-0034)

September 2, 2005
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M05-247
 
 
NASA Hotlines Provide Info About Hurricane-Damaged Facilities
 
 
NASA has a new toll free telephone number for family members seeking information about people who may sheltering at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans. Support personnel will also assist people trying to locate employees who work at either facility. That number is:

The toll free number is: 877/470-5240

This replaces a 256 area code number previously released. NASA has established a public Web site to convey important contact information to NASA employees and contractors impacted by Katrina and for general public information at:

http://www.nasa.gov/eoc

Stennis Space Center (SSC):
  • The runway is open and NASA is coordinating flying in relief materials for SSC and Michoud
  • Portable generators are functioning, and more generators are being sent from other NASA centers
  • Approximately 1,000 people, including NASA employees, contractors and the public are at the center
  • Since SSC is serving as an emergency safe haven, NASA is coordinating with relief agencies, like the American Red Cross, to help people sheltering there
  • NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., sent roofing materials and tarps today for use on damaged Stennis and Michoud buildings
  • SSC is compiling a list of all the people sheltering there

Michoud Assembly Facility:
  • Inflatable camp beds are being shipped to the center
  • Food and medical supplies are being delivered as needed
  • Facility access remains by helicopter or boat since the surrounding roadways are flooded or damaged. The docks at Michoud are operational

For Stennis/Michoud updates and images on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/hurricane

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home

For recorded updates about NASA relief operations, call: 888/362-4323.
 

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