Reminder: Private Property Debris Removal Program scheduled to end Friday

Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2023

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LAPLACE – The deadline for St. John Parish residents to apply for the Private Property Debris Removal and Demolition Program is Friday, June 30, 2023.

Tetra Tech is currently taking applications for the private property debris removal program through FEMA that encompasses two separate programs:

  • PPDA: Removal of potentially eligible storm-generated debris from private property
  • Demo: Demolition of potentially eligible storm-damaged homes


Eligible debris must be the direct results of the declared incident (Hurricane Ida) and must be located within St. John Parish. To be considered eligible, the removal of the debris must be in the public interest, meaning it eliminates immediate threats to life, public health, and safety, or eliminates immediate threats of significant damage to improved public or private property.

Types of eligible storm generated debris include construction and demolition debris.



Through FEMA programming, demolition is the removal of eligible storm-damaged residential homes that are no longer safe for habitation.

Criteria for removal of an eligible home include imminent danger of collapse, occupied prior to the storm event, and amaged by the storm event.


For more information or to apply, please visit the Tetra Tech Office at 299 Belle Terre Blvd. Suite DD in LaPlace from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 985-302-4169.