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Tropical Depression Twenty-two 22
October 9, 2005 The NHC issued their last advisory on Subtropical Depression 22 this morning.  The tropical storm cyclone charectoristics of twenty-two were brought down by  a strong easterly shear. from a low centered to its south.
October 8, 2005 PM There has been no real change in the forecast during this period.
October 8, 2005 Tropical Depression 22 formed to day which is the most likely candidate to become tropical storm /hurricane Vince.  At the present time Vince is forecast to make a run toward Virginia before turning to the north and slowing down.  At the present time Vince is not expected to reach hurricane status, but there is still a possibility that it could.  Interests from North Carolina and northward along the eastern seaboard as well as those in Bermunda should keep an eye on the future development of this storm.
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Key Phone Numbers – Hurricane Rita
FEMA tele-registration – 800.621.3362  (For Individuals)
Red Cross call center  - (Clothing, Food & Shelter & Contractors)2-1-1 or 888.317.4567
(in Texas only) or  800 HelpNow or 800 Get-Info (nationwide)
Salvation Army – 800 SAL-ARMY (800.725.2769)
One Star Foundation  - 800.707.6768 (Volunteers/Donations)
Food Stamp Assistance – 800.500.4266
 American Red Cross         877.568.3317 or
Find Family National Call Center           866.326.9393
Lost Children:      Children’s Assessment Center  713.986.3300

Google has a name based search engine that accesses databases of evacuees.
MCI's Registration service of evacuees.
Evacuees register themselves by calling  1-877-HELP-KAT (1-877-435-7528) Locate someone who is missing by calling 1-866-601-FIND (1-866-601-3463). - Information Locator Map -- Click on the map to find information posting related to a specific area
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National Next of Kin Registry
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National Next Of Kin Registry International Emergency Contact System
Missing Persons Board
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1-877-LOVED1S (1-877-568-3317) so people can locate relatives in shelters.
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Returning Home After a Hurricane: Be Healthy and Safe
Cleaning and Sanitizing With Bleach after an Emergency
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Disposal of Contaminated Medical Devices – FDA site
Contact Information for Questions about Clinical Investigations Affected by Hurricane Katrina – FDA site  
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After Hurricane Katrina --- Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, August--September 2005 – MMWR Article
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Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Children's Blood Lead Levels

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Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network
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Other sites
Hurricane Rita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Houston Chronicle Hurricane Rita Blog
The Hurricane Watch Net
Caribbean Hurricane Network
Hurricane Strike! Hurricane Science & Safety For Students
September 23, 2005. At 2:05 p.m. U.S. Central time
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(A Hurricane Watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36 hours.)
1. Listen to a battery-operated radio or television for hurricane progress reports.
2. Check emergency supply kit.
3. Fuel car.
4. Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
5. Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows. Remove outside antennas.
6. Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
7. Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles, and cooking utensils.
8. Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home. 9. Review evacuation plan.
10. Moor boat securely or move it to a designated safe place. Use rope or chain to secure boat to trailer. Use tiedowns to anchor trailer to the ground or house.
Source:      Florida's Division of Emergency Management
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