Hurricane Ida recovery update – October 15
Published 3:57 pm Friday, October 15, 2021
LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish issued the following Hurricane Ida recovery updates for Friday, October 15.
· More than 1,400 blue roofs have been installed in St. John.
· The deadline to apply for a blue roof is today Friday, Oct 15. Apply at Blueroof.us or call 888-766-3258
· More than 630,000 cubic yards collected to date. Debris trucks are out daily.
· Please be assured that if a resident is currently gutting their home, debris crews are making multiple passes and debris monitors continuously going through neighborhoods to determine where debris remains.
· Metro is working to return to regularly scheduled routes. More information at https://metroservicegroup.com/
· There are more than 18,300 FEMA registrations to date.
· The mobile recovery centers are located at:
– Frazee-Harris Memorial Library (parking lot)
111 Historic Front Street, Garyville, LA 70051
– Roland Borne, Sr. Memorial Library (parking lot)
– 2979 LA-18, Edgard, LA 70049
· Hours of operation for both centers are Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· For other details, check the FEMA app (under Disaster Resources, select Talk to FEMA in Person) or visit DisasterAssistance.gov or 800-621-3362
· FEMA inspection information: FEMA inspectors visit the homes of applicants that applied for certain types of FEMA assistance to assess damage caused by a declared disaster.
· If a FEMA inspector comes to your home and you did not submit a FEMA application, your information may have been used without your knowledge to create a FEMA application; if so, please inform the inspector that you did not apply for FEMA assistance so that they can submit a request to stop all further processing on the application.
· A fraudulent application could be a sign of identity theft. For information on what to do if you suspect identity theft, please visit IdentityTheft.gov.
· All FEMA inspectors will have an official FEMA I.D. Ask to see a FEMA inspector’s badge before providing personal information. FEMA inspectors will never ask you to give them money.
· The state offers a non-congregate Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program, visit idashelteringla.com/ or call 844-268-0301 to register for temporary sheltering.
· We encourage residents to apply for the Ida Sheltering Program and also FEMA assistance at disasterassistance.gov.
Executive Order – Residential RVS
· Parish President Hotard signed an executive order to allow for placement of one RV, travel trailer or other similar form of temporary housing to be placed on a single-family residential sites through August 29, 2022. Additional provisions may be added as needs are identified for recovery.
· Currently, 40 customers are out of power or .21%. If you are without power, please call and report to Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY.
· Beware of scammers threatening immediate service disconnection. Entergy will never call and ask for personal information or demand payment.
· If you get a suspicious call from “Entergy,” hang-up and call 1-800-368-3749 to speak directly with an Entergy customer service representative.
Business Recovery Center
· The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Recovery Center is open in LaPlace on Mondays – Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at River Region Chamber of Commerce – 390 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace
· Federal low-interest disaster loans from SBA are available to businesses, homeowners, and renters.
· You may call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, email DisasterCustomerService@sba.
· Are you out of work due to Hurricane Ida? Follow these 4 steps to connect with disaster relief job opportunities:
– Visit laworks.net to start the application process and click on “Disaster Relief Opportunities”
– Complete the online form
– Wait for staff to verify eligibility
– Make sure you have created a HiRE account
No change from previous update:
Elderly Assistance for St. John residents
• Call the Department of Health & Human Services at 985-536-4955 from 8am-4:30pm daily.
· Permit fees for repairs and renovations due to hurricane damage have been waived until February 28, 2022.
· Building permits are not needed for the following types of work:
Shingles, Sheetrock, Cabinetry, Flooring, Fencing, Doors, Siding, Trim and Painting.
Permits are only needed when structural repairs are made to the framing, roof, or electrical components of the house.
· If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 985-651-5565.
· If you sustained damage to your home or business electrical and/or gas systems and the utility was not able to reconnect service, please contact Planning & Zoning at Email safereconnect@stjohn-
Boil Water Advisories
· All Boil Water Advisories in St. John Parish are lifted.
· The curfew is lifted for St. John Parish.
Hurricane Ida Donations
· Drop Off Site:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
200 REGALA Park Rd., Reserve
· Non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning supplies & water (clothing not accepted)
· All items donated will go to Hurricane Ida relief in St. John Parish.
· For text alerts, text SJPWEATHER to 888-777
· Parish website: sjbparish.gov
· Parish social media: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
· Government Access Channel (15/99)