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Resources for Impacted Parishes
Find your Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) Contact HERE
Transportation Assistance to State Shelters
The City of New Orleans will begin offering daily transportation assistance to residents who wish to temporarily leave the Hurricane Ida impacted area to stay at a State-run public shelter. Residents who do not have any other mode of transportation to get to a public shelter in Northern Louisiana or a neighboring state may utilize this City service beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sep. 4, 2021, and operating daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. after that. Buses will be limited to transporting roughly 2,300 people per day.
CLICK HERE to see how to utilize this service.
Blue Tarp Roofs
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' will begin Operation Blue Roof for homeowners in areas impacted by Hurricane #Ida to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. To sign up or get more information, visit http://blueroof.us or call 1-888-766-3258.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program helps individuals whose employment has been either lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster. DUA is available to unemployed workers or self-employed individuals who became unemployed as a direct result of Hurricane Ida that are otherwise ineligible to receive state unemployment insurance benefits. Workers that are already receiving unemployment insurance benefits due to COVID-19 should continue filing weekly claims, and not DUA. The deadline to file a DUA claim as a result of Hurricane Ida is October 4, 2021. To learn more about the program and see if you are eligible, click here.
Pre-Register for DSNAP
DSNAP provides eligible households who do not currently receive SNAP benefits with help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster like Hurricane Ida. This program is not approved yet, but you can pre-register now, here. All residents impacted by Ida can preregister for DSNAP by texting LADSNAP to 898211.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Recipients
Louisiana participants in SNAP can use their benefits to purchase “hot” or prepared foods through September 28, 2021, following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
If you're using a generator, please follow safety precautions. Here's a helpful article from Ochsner Health, which says:
• Always follow manufacturer instructions when setting up a generator.
• Never use a generator inside your home or garage.
• Only use a generator outside in a well-ventilated area.
• Place your generator at least 20 feet away from your home.
• Double check that the exhaust is pointed away from any doors of vents.
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