9.20.21 Update

Published on September 20, 2021

9.20.21 Update

Changes from previous update: 


  • The Boil Water Advisory is lifted for the West Bank & all of LaPlace (Water District 2 & 3). The Boil Water Advisory remains in place for Water District 1 (Reserve, Garyville and Mount Airy) and also the Pleasure Bend Water District.
  • Residents are also asked to continue to curb non-essential sewer usages as much as possible such as running washing machines and dishwashers


  • Number of outages as of 9 a.m.:  548 – 3% of customers remain without power 

Debris Removal

- Crews worked through the weekend with 27 trucks continuing to remove debris from curbs throughout St. John Parish.

- More than 46,000 cubic yards of debris were collected over the weekend, bringing the total to more than 200,000 cubic yards so far.

- Multiple hanger and leaner crews are also out removing tree limbs from right-aways.

- Debris pick up will continue daily and residents are asked to separate debris as much as possible and do not place near fire hydrants, water lines, water meters and mailboxes. Thank you for your assistance.



As a reminder, permits are only needed when structural repairs are made to the framing, roof, or electrical components of the house.

Additionally, Parish President Hotard suspended all permit or trade filing fees until February of 2022. 

Structural repair permits that are required are required as part of St. John Parish’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program, providing eligibility for flood insurance, and to enforce building codes that ensure the safety of its citizens.



Mobile Unit Schedule (8am-6pm)

  • Sept 20/Sept 21 -Matherne's Parking Lot from 8am-6pm
  • 800-621-3362 or disasterassistance.gov.
  • Deadline to apply for Expedited Rental & Critical Needs Assistance is September 22

(Below is no change from yesterday’s update)


In response to mounting garbage, Parish President Hotard facilitated the partnership between Metro and Waste Pro.

10 Waste Pro trucks serviced the community in addition to Metro trucks.

“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 will continue to take any and all actions necessary to rid our streets of garbage. I want to thank residents for their patience and cooperation as we work to get all garbage collected.”

Blue Roof

  • blueroof.us or 888-766-3258. Must apply by Sept. 30.

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 are 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 Email safereconnect@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.


  •   LA 44 near Cargill is now open.


  • 10PM-5AM.


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