The Louisiana Department of Health has launched “Katrina Missing,” a Web site to aid families of people who are missing or presumed deceased following Hurricane Katrina.

The Web site, available at, contains information about people who are believed to be missing or who perished following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and is a one-stop source of information from the different government groups involved in this aspect of the recovery effort, including LDH, the Disaster Mortuary Response Team (DMORT) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Information included on the site is obtained from the Victim Identification Center in Carville, La., where deceased victims are processed, examined, identified and released to their families, and the Find Family National Call Center, which is a point of contact for people who have relatives missing following the hurricanes.

This site provides up-to-date information on:

Names of deceased victims released to their families
Demographics of deceased victims at the Carville facility
Status of cases handled by the Find Family National Call Center
Success stories
Frequently asked questions about the identification process
Contact information for all agencies involved

The site is updated as information becomes available, and is designed to transition away from DHH’s emergency news site, which was used during and after Hurricane Katrina.