9.17.21 Update

Published on September 17, 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021

Changes from previous update: 


  • Parish President Hotard takes extraordinary, emergency actions to rid Parish of abnormally high volumes of waste.
  • In response to mounting garbage, Parish President Hotard Issues Emergency Household Waste Bid.
  • Bids will be opened Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 9:45 a.m.
  • Parish President Hotard is also in the process of executing agreements to increase disposal capacity.
  • Additionally, our residential waste vendor will continue to pick up daily; however, the increased amount of waste and other challenges created by Hurricane Ida called for emergency action.
  • “My main priority right now is getting the trash off the street for our residents; therefore, taking emergency actions were necessary,” said Parish President Hotard. “I want to thank residents for their patience and cooperation as we work to get all garbage collected.”


Debris Removal

  • 147,000 cubic yards of debris has been collected so far.
  • Do not place debris on fire hydrants, water meters, trees, or mailboxes.



  • 16,726 individuals applied

Mobile Unit Schedule (8am-6pm)

  • Sept 17th & 18th - Emily C. Watkins Parking Lot
  • Sept 19th - St. Charles Catholic Parking Lot
  • 800-621-3362 or disasterassistance.gov.


Blue Roof

  • Installed 19 roofs to date
  • blueroof.us or 888-766-3258.
  • Blue Roof vehicle at Matherne’s




  • 3,604 customer– 10% of customers without power 
  • 1-800-9OUTAGE (1-800-968-8243)

    Aerial Mosquito Spraying Rescheduled

  • Scheduled for this evening Friday, September 17, 2021, at approximately 7:00pm, weather dependent and will continue until about 1:00 am. The aerial application may take 3 days to complete

    Hurricane Ida Recovery Information:

    (Below is no change from yesterday’s update)


  • We remain under a Boil Water Advisory Parishwide.
  • Please limit non-essential sewer usages.

    POD tarps, water, and ice from 8am-5pm at Wallace Fire Station & REGALA Gym.

    Elderly Assistance for St. John residents 

  • Call 985-536-4955 from 8am-5pm daily.

    Damage Assessment

    • Members of the Louisiana Floodplain Management Disaster Recovery Team in neighborhoods with the Planning and Zoning Department to assess damage to properties in flood zones AE and VE.


Safe Reconnect of Utilities  

  • 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 Emailsafereconnect@stjohn-la.gov  or call 985-651-5565 

Temporary Housing Executive Order

  • Allows for placement of one RV, travel trailer or other similar form of temporary housing to be placed on a single-family residential site through August 29, 2022.


  • Highway 51 low road & LA 44 near Cargill remains closed.


  • 10PM-5AM.


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