9.25.21 Update

Hurricane Ida Recovery

Hurricane Ida Recovery Update

Saturday, September 25, 2021 


- Fema mobile unit will be at Bamboo Road in LaPlace again tomorrow from 8am-6pm.

Debris Removal

Debris Collection Update

Daily: 19,600 cubic yards 
Weekend total: 37,072 cubic yards 
Todal debris collected to date: 316,607 cubic yards

Below is no change from yesterday’s update)


  • 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.

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