St. James Parish Hurricane Ida Recovery Updates 09/15
Published 4:50 pm Thursday, September 16, 2021
St. James Parish Hurricane Ida Recovery Updates
September 15, 2021
Latest Entergy Update on Power Restoration in St. James Parish
Number of outages as of 11 am: 685 – 7% of customers remain without power.
- All feeders in St. James Parish remain energized and crews are responding to the remaining scattered outages.
- Majority of current outages are due to repairs being required to the particular home or business.
- As a reminder, if your neighborhood has power but your home does not, please check for damages to your electrical equipment attached to your home.
- If your electric equipment appears undamaged, text OUT to 36778 or call 1-800-9OUTAGE.
- Continuing to run Monday and Tuesday like normal, with Wednesdays serving as a makeup day for Monday and Tuesday.
- Thursday and Friday routes will be made up on Saturday if needed.
- WM staff are addressing areas with poor pick up.
Storm Debris Pick Up:
- By Friday DRC is supposed to have an additional 20 trucks operating in the Parish.
- Rain this week has delayed pick up slightly, however will continue with multiple passes.
- Parish officials are looking into tracking for pick up.
Construction & Demolition Debris Drop Off Point:
- A Drop off point for C&D will be at the West Bank Landfill on HWY 3127 for those who do not want to wait for C&D debris pick up to begin. Residents dropping debris will be required to show their I.D. with a Parish address.
- Drop off road for C&D is on the Sheriff’s Range Road.
- Please see attached graphic:
DSNAP Approved for St. James Parish
- Federal approval given 9/14/21.
- Residents can call the LAHelpU Customer Service Center, 1-888-524-3578, to apply and be interviewed for DSNAP. Applicants should call 1-888-524-3578, select their language, prompt 6 and then 1 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m
- More information can be found at: http://stjamesla.com/437/Hurricane-Ida-Recovery-Resources-and-Inf
Boil Water Advisories:
- All 4 water systems in the parish are now LIFTED. There are no parish areas under a boil water advisory at this time.
- Parish Libraries remain open with public computer availability for residents in need of applying for disaster assistance.
- Library staff have been trained by FEMA to provide basic assistance to residents utilizing public computers for registration.
Department of Human Resources:
Department of Human Resources continue the assessment and case management team triage throughout the parish.
- Door-to-door assessment of the needs of our residents continues
- Working to secure housing for PHA residents on today (3 priority families). Meeting with potential landlords.
- Secured 50k thus far in support for relief for residents.
- Getting ready to start giving out gift cards to Walmart to help residents in need. (from AmSty)
- Working with AmySty, Capital area United Way, and Nucor to secure resources needed.
- Teams are confident that Parish officials have done everything to support finding alternative locations for families whose homes were damaged and unlivable following Hurricane Ida.
- Many residents have chosen neither of the 3 options presented. Some are staying with family instead.
- The 3 options for relocation and majority have chosen none of those options. (Going to the mega shelter, going to a hotel in Houston, or going to Bayou Segnette State Park)
Point of Distribution Location Updates:
- Less than 100 cars at all pods yesterday and expect similar numbers today.
- State criteria requires that once power is restored, and critical services reopen PODS are to be closed.
- Possibly closing POD locations Friday, 9/17.
Sheriff’s Office Updates:
- Calls have begun to taper off and trending more towards pre-storm numbers.
- Recommends lifting curfew beginning Friday
St. James Parish Hospital Updates
- For the latest updates from the hospital visit: https://www.sjph.org/hurricane-ida-updates/
- Anticipate a significant number of physicians from St. John Parish who will be leasing space to see patients.