GustavTracker HannaTracker
A way for those in need of help, or wishing to help, to connect.

Why We're Here

Please send this to anyone in areas affected by Gustav who is NOT familiar with "social media." PLEASE DON'T JUST BLOG ABOUT IT! Many people have already left their Internet connections. Try to SMS a summary of this information to them, or call them.

If you have (or want to make) any media contacts, please spread the word so they can pass it along to local residents.

All messages received at the "gustavhelp" or "gustavsafe" Twitter accounts will be re-posted for public viewing here. PLEASE follow this public page if you are in a position to help. RSS feeds are available for keeping track of new help requests and safe notices.

If You Are Safe

SMS "JOIN GUSTAVSAFE" to 40404
(you only need to do this once)

  • Send as many messages as you need to, but you must start each message with "d gustavsafe"
  • Include as much information as you can, but remember these messages are public. Do not hesitate to ask for any kind of help if you need it!
  • Examples
    d gustavsafe John Deveraux and family are safe (cats too!) in Kentucky

Reported as Safe (yay!) RSS Icon

If You Need Help

SMS "JOIN GUSTAVHELP" to 40404
(you only need to do this once)

  • Send as many messages as you need to, but you must start each message with "d gustavhelp"
  • Include as much information as you can, but remember these messages are public. Do not hesitate to ask for any kind of help if you need it!
  • Examples
    d gustavhelp Mary Smith on roof 1322 Magnolia St New Orleans help
    d gustavhelp Joe Biffen 555-555-5555 need a place for my horse near 123 Anywhere St New Orleans

Recent Calls For Help RSS Icon

primoworks Any damage info on St Martinville, LA, near Levert & Leed Champagne? Want to go home but have kids to think of.