9.24.21 Update

Hurricane Ida Recovery

Changes from previous update: 

Temporary, Emergency Housing

  • Residents who will require temporary, emergency housing, whether a homeowner or renter, can call 985-359-0142 or 985-359-0270 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 is 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.

Debris Removal

  • Overall storm total is more than 260,000 cubic yards.
  • There are 25 debris removal trucks. Residents should separate debris and keep debris piles clear of obstructions such as fire hydrants and mailboxes.


  • Metro has trucks on the ground working to build capacity and get back on schedule.
  • Metro plans to partner with a sub-contractor again this weekend to ramp up collection efforts. 


  • All Boil Water Advisories in St. John Parish are lifted.
  • We would like to thank all of the residents and businesses for their patience during this time and give a shoutout to Utilities who worked tirelessly over the past few weeks to repair leaks throughout the parish and ensure our systems were operable.


  • Per Entergy, only about 43 customers or 0.23% of customers ae without power.
  • Call and report power outages to 1-800-ENTERGY


Blue Roof

  • To date, 212 blue roofs were installed.
  • blueroof.us or 888-766-3258 – open until Sept 30


(Below is no change from yesterday’s update)

Elderly Assistance for St. John residents 

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


  • 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.

Safe Reconnect

  • 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.


 Business Recovery Center Open in LaPlace

Mondays - Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • 390 Belle Terre Blvd., LaPlace, LA 70068