9.5.21 Update

Published on September 05, 2021


·FEMA disasterassistance.gov or 800-621-3362

·DNSAP Text LADSNAP to 898211

·Disaster unemployment https://www.laworks.net/

· Operation Blue Roof blueroof.us or 1-888-766-3258

·Distribution SitesWater, ice, and MREs are available daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via drive-thru at the following locations:

- Wallace Fire Station - 5733 Hwy 18, Vacherie (Wallace)

- REGALA Gym - 200 REGALA Park Rd, Reserve

- Garyville Magnet School – 240 Hwy 51, Garyville

·Tide Loads of Hope is collecting and cleaning laundry, starting September 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LaPlace Walmart.


Elderly Assistance:

·Elderly residents ages 65 and older who need assistance registering with FEMA can call the Department of Health & Human Services at 985-536-4955 starting tomorrow, September 6, 2021, from 8am-5pm.



·Damage assessment is complete & Entergy crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible. Restoration efforts are underway.



·Until further notice, all of St. John Parish is under a Boil Water Advisory. Please boil water for one minute before consuming.

·Water may continue to fluctuate as Utilities identifies and repairs water leaks and damaged infrastructure Parishwide.



·Parish residents are asked to limit all non-essential sewer services as much as possible during this time - this includes washing clothes, cleaning dishes and showering.

·Residents can continue using their essential sewer services, such as using the bathroom.The two biggest causes of sewer clogs are “flushable” wipes and fats, oil and grease so please refrain from putting this into the system.


Debris Removal

·Debris trucks are in St. John. Beginning Tuesday, crews will start picking upvegetative debris.

·It is important residents separate debris into six categories: Household garbage, construction debris, vegetation debris, hazardous waste, 'white' goods, electronics for pickup.

·Do not set debris against trees or poles. Place at curb away from obstructions. Please do not place debris in garbage bags.



  • All interstate systems are open.
  • LA 44 is closed near the Cargill Grain Elevator (between W. 19th Street and W. 23rd Street) is closed.


Generator Safety

·St. John Parish reminds residents that carbon monoxide from generators is deadly. Only use a generator in a well-ventilated area and place away from structures, at least 20 feet away from your home, windows, and doors.

·Please place a carbon monoxide detector in your home.


Contractor Fraud

·St. John homeowners are reminded to protect themselves from contractor fraud and other scams. Remember, it is important to obtain more than one estimate for repairs and to check on the qualifications and credentials of anyone working on your home or paying.

·Use the Better Business Bureau to report possible fraud atwww.bbb.org.



·A parish-wide curfew is in effect from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily until further notice. This is to assist with power outages and looting.

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