Hurricane Ida Recovery Update
Monday, November 29, 2021
Today is the last day to apply for Hurricane Ida assistance through FEMA (midnight deadline).
Three ways to apply:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- By phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585.
- At Disaster Recovery Center in Garyville Library Parking Lot until 5 pm.
- If you’ve already applied, you can continue to upload documents and information to your file.
- Make sure to keep your contact information up to date to avoid any delays.
- The Disaster Recovery Center in the Garyville Library Parking Lot (111 Historic Front St. in Garyville) will be open today until 5 p.m. for those who would like to apply in person before the FEMA application deadline.
- The DRC will remain open until further notice Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who need assistance with an open application after today's deadline.
SBA Deadline Reminder
- The Deadline to register/apply with SBA is also today, November 29, 2021.
- The Deadline to apply to SBA Economic Injury is May 31, 2022.
- Applicants may apply for an SBA disaster loan online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications:
- To date, more than 860,000 cubic yards of debris has been collected in St. John. Debris crews are continuing to collect debris Parishwide.
No change from previous update:
Parish President Hotard Brings Hurricane Ida Free Legal Services to St. John
- Hurricane Ida Disaster Legal Assistance is available by appointment every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the legal clinic located at 1811 W. Airline Hwy in LaPlace. St. John the Baptist Parish residents seeking disaster-related legal assistance can contact Southeast Legal Services at 225-448-0080 ext. 336 to schedule an appointment. If no one answers, please leave your name and phone number and someone will return your call.
- The State set up the Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program to help assist Hurricane Ida survivors with direct and non-congregate sheltering in areas such as St. John.
- This program is being run by the State and you must apply for this program separately from FEMA. To do so, please visit idashelteringla.com or call (844) 268-0301.
- Already registered? Check your status by viewing your registration at IdaShelteringLA.com. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Program Team Member by calling 1-844-268-0301 or 1-844-458-1806 for talk to text (TTY).
Long Term Recovery Group
- St. John Parish recently activated the Long Term Recovery Group to assist residents with unmet needs due to Hurricane Ida.
- If you are a homeowner and are uninsured, underinsured, or need assistance due to Hurricane Ida, please call the St John Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) at 985-703-8411.
- Elderly residents who may need assistance can continue to call our Department of Health & Human Services office at 985-536-4955 during business hours.
- Permit fees for repairs and renovations due to hurricane damage have been waived however a permit may still be needed in some instances.
- Building permits are not needed for 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 or would like to make an appointment, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 985-651-5565 so someone in this department can work with you on reconnection.
Beware of Fraud
- Report scams, fraud, and identity theft to FEMA’s toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721.
- Contact the Louisiana Attorney General Consumer Protection Section, P.O. Box 94005, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9005. Or fax your complaint to 225-326-6499.
- For text alerts, text SJPWEATHER to 888-77
- Parish website: sjbparish.gov
- Parish social media: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
- Government Access Channel (15/99)