9.11.21 Hurricane Ida Recovery Update
Published on September 11, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021, Update
- The FEMA mobile unit will be at the Garyville Library, located at 111 Historic Front St., tomorrow, Sunday, September 12, 2021 registering residents for assistance.
- Apply online for FEMA at disasterassistance.gov or 800-621-3362.
Distribution Sites Water, ice, and MREs are available daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via drive-thru at:
- Wallace Fire Station - 5733 Hwy 18, Vacherie (Wallace)
- REGALA Gym - 200 REGALA Park Rd, Reserve
- Garyville Magnet School – 240 Hwy 54, Garyville
Fire Department and & National Guard are out in neighborhoods handing out water, ice & MRES.
Elderly Assistance for St. John residents
- Elderly St. John residents ages 65 and older who need assistance registering with FEMA can call the Department of Health & Human Services at 985-536-4955 from 8am-5pm daily.
- Debris removal crews are working throughout St. John Parish and making good progress as part of our Hurricane Ida debris removal program.
- Please continue moving your storm debris curbside so our crews can collect it. Please make sure the debris isn’t near anything that the grapple truck can damage or grab (mailboxes, etc.). If you haven’t had an opportunity to do so, please know that our trucks will be making multiple passes in all impacted areas to collect your debris.
Please help us serve you as quickly as possible by separating your debris according to the attached diagram below. This is important. Vegetative debris and construction & demolition debris is going. White goods (refrigerators, etc.) will start in the next few days.
- Water pressure may continue to fluctuate at times Parishwide but especially in LaPlace as leaks are identified and repaired. We will continue to send out updates when conditions change.
- The Boil Water Advisory is in place until further notice Parishwide.
- All water customers Parishwide will remain under a Boil Water Advisory until Entergy power is restored at the water plants.
- Water customers should continue to boil water for at least a minute after a rolling boil before consumption until the Boil Water Advisory is lifted.
- We will update on all communication outlets when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted. Thank you.
- Parish residents are asked to limit all non-essential sewer services as much as possible during this time.
- Residents can continue using their essential sewer services, such as using the bathroom. Please try not to flush any type of paper product down your toilet right now while systems are being repaired. This includes toilet paper, sanitary items, paper towels or flushable wipes.
*Notes – If your neighborhood has power and you don’t, Entergy is asking you to report at 1-800-9OUTAGE.
Latest Updates from Entergy on Power Restoration in St. John Parish as of
Number of outages 961 – 71% of customers remain without power
Energized Sections of St. John Parish:
- Commercial customers on West 10th Street in Reserve
- Central St. in Reserve
- Airline Hwy from St. Charles/St. John Parish Line to Hwy 51
- Hwy 51 from Airline Hwy to Total Choice Credit Union
- Ochsner Medical Center
- Airline Hwy from Marathon to Percy Hebert Rd
Plans to Energize for 9/10/21:
- The National Guard Armory
- East St. John High School
- St. John Parish Buildings
Plans for Crews Working 9/10/21:
- Crews working on the West Bank of St. John Parish from the St. Charles/St. John Parish line going towards Edgard
- Crews working from the Vet Bridge in Wallace working towards Edgard
- Crews are working from Central St. on River Road in Reserve going towards Dupont
- Crews are working from Dupont on River Road going towards Central St.
- Crews are working along W. 5th St from Main St. going towards Hemlock St.
**Please be mindful of work crews and equipment.
- Metro Service Group has resumed garbage collection and we will update these areas daily that they are working in.
- Metro Is finishing Garyville and starting in Reserve from East 31st working towards West 24th Street.
Some of the best ways to avoid contractor fraud is to:
- Verify whether a contractor is licensed or registered to do construction in Louisiana before you make a down payment or sign a contract. There are three ways to check licensure through LSLBC:
- Check their license via the LSLBC website at lacontractor.org. or call 1-800-256-1392.
- Be sure you learn the contractor’s full name, business address and take note of their physical description.
- Ask them for references from previous clients, check their reviews via internet and social media.
- Get the phone number and call it in their presence to ensure they are the phone account holder.
- Ask them for proof of liability and workers compensation insurance.
- Ask to see their contractor’s license.
- Take note of the vehicle they are driving, record the license plate number.
- Be sure you are supplied a detailed estimate and contract, signed by the contractor in your presence, be sure the contract has estimated dates of start and completion.
- NEVER give a down payment exceeding 10 percent of the total project cost!
- NEVER pay for projects not yet completed!
- Always get at least three estimates for the repairs, as this may be required by your insurance provider.
- Use local contractors when possible.
- Keep a detailed log of all conversations you have. Use email communication as much as possible.
- NEVER pay with cash or money order. Always use checks or a credit card.
- NEVER give them more information than is needed for them to submit an estimate or perform the job.
- A parish-wide curfew is in effect from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily until further notice.
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