9.22.21 Update

Hurricane Ida Recovery

9.22.21 Update

Changes from previous update: 

Temporary, Emergency Housing

  • St. John residents who will require temporary, emergency housing, whether a homeowner or renter, can call 985-359-0142 or 985-359-0270 beginning tomorrow at 9 am to 3 pm or fill out this convenient form https://us.openforms.com/.../d7c1e95f-25c9-4939-aade... to be placed on the list for temporary, emergency housing.
  • The parish is continuing to compile a list of individuals who will require temporary, emergency housing to provide to FEMA. Final assessments will be conducted by FEMA.
  • The following information will be needed:

    *Address of the home you were living in during Hurricane Ida.

    *A contact number to reach you.

    *The number of people in your household.



    • The FEMA Mobile Unit will be at Wallace Bridge Park tomorrow from 8 am to 6 pm assisting residents.
    • FEMA DSA (Disaster Survivor Assistance) teams are also canvassing the parish to assist residents with FEMA inquiries, FEMA registration, and guidance regarding claims submitted to FEMA. Teams are wearing easily recognizable identification.
    • If your home unlivable by Ida, FEMA may provide assistance to help with moving or storage expenses. A complete list of FEMA benefits available, and ways to register for them, can be found at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/


(Below is no change from yesterday’s 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


Debris Removal

  • More than 200,000 cubic yards of debris were collected to date.
  • 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.


  • 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.


Blue Roof

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



  • Per Entergy, the vast majority of customers who can safely receive power have been restored.
  • Entergy is working to continue stabilizing the system and some customers may experience brief, temporary, power outages during this time.
  • Entergy is asking anyone who still does not have power to call and report it to 1-800-ENTERGY or 1-8009OUTAGE


SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in LaPlace to Help Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ida

·      SBA Business Recovery Center in LaPlace to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida.

 Business Recovery Center

  • At River Region Chamber of Commerce
  • 390 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace, LA 70068
  • Mondays - Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

·        Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available. Businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane Ida can apply at https://www.laworks.net/.


Elderly Assistance for St. John residents 

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

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.





  • 10PM-5AM.