JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
September 8, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH CONTINUES TO RESPOND
TO HURRICANE IDA
Updates as of 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021
JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Administration, along with the Emergency Management and Public Works Departments, continue to respond to Hurricane Ida. CLICK HERE to watch the most recent press briefing by Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng and other Parish officials. For additional information, please contact the Emergency Operations Center at (504) 349-5360 or visit www.JeffParish.net/Storm.
The following are updates as of Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 7 p.m.:
Post-Storm Notice to the Public:
The parish-wide curfew from 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. has been extended until Friday, September 10, 2021. The public is urged to not be on the streets at night, as there are multiple downed power lines and debris throughout the parish. Jefferson Parish officials will assess damages and keep the public informed when it is safe to go out.
Garbage and Storm Debris Collection:
Residents in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the Town of Jean Lafitte can now view an online map to see the progress of storm debris removal in their area. DRC Emergency Services started removing storm related debris in 22 identified zones on Monday, September 6, 2021. Click here to view the online map.
Jefferson Transit Service:
Jefferson Parish Transit has launched a limited fare free bus service to help residents get access to essential resources such as grocery stores, ice, water and shelters. The 6 available routes are:
Ice, Water, MREs & Tarps:
Ice, water, MREs and tarps are available every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (or while supplies last) at the following locations. These are drive thru only sites. FEMA Survivor services are also available.
- Alario Center - 2000 Segnette Blvd. Westwego, LA 70094
- The Shrine on Airline - 6000 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70003
- Helen Cox High School - 2200 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey 70058
- Johnny Bright Playground – 3401 Cleary Ave. Metairie 70002
To date, the Louisiana National Guard has provided emergency supplies to more than 50,000 vehicles at these locations, including the following:
- 630,536 bottles of water
- 919,515 pounds of ice
- 470,839 meals
- 19,501 tarps
Need a ride to food, water, ice or shelter bus pickup? Uber and Lyft are offering 2 free rides. Use the following codes:
For any questions regarding individual claims, please call the Louisiana Department of Insurance 1-800-259-5300, option #4 or visit the Storm Damage Resource Center.
Office & School Closures:
All Jefferson Parish Government buildings, facilities, parks and playgrounds are closed through at least the end of this week, September 10, 2021. This includes Lafreniere Park, Parc De Families, the Bonnabel Boat launch and Bucktown Harbor Marina due to debris/downed trees and power lines.
Jefferson Parish Schools will not reopen this week. All schools and buildings remain closed until further notice. Jefferson Parish Schools is currently assessing the impact of Hurricane Ida at each school. Upon reviewing those conditions, a clear path forward for learning will be provided.
All Jefferson Parish residents in need of shelter due to Hurricane Ida should go to Kings Grant Playground, located at 3805 15th St. Harvey LA 70058. Those without transportation can call the Emergency Operations Center at (504) 349-5360. This shelter will replace PARD Playground, which will no longer be in operation due to a power outage. If you know of someone who is medically vulnerable who needs shelter and assistance due to Hurricane Ida, please call 504-349-5360. The shelter for those with medical needs is located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; however, this shelter is not accepting walk-ups.
All must call first in order to be triaged before being transported. If a loved one was evacuated through PARD/Kings Grant and is at a state run shelter, they can call 225-342-2727 to connect with their loved one.
They can also fill out the following form to be connected to their family member. http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/form/dcfs-connect.
Jefferson 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. Carbon monoxide poisoning was among the leading causes of death during storm events in 2020.
Due to widespread power outages throughout Jefferson Parish, which has put a strain on the process of powering the sewerage systems, Jefferson 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.
Entergy has announced preliminary estimated times of restoration. Click here for more information or visit the Entergy Hurricane Ida Information Hub.
Entergy released estimated restoration times by neighborhood, see links below:
Jefferson Parish Government is working on a number of resources throughout the area to help residents during this time. CLICK HERE for a list of community resources, including emergency supply distribution sites, oxygen tank refill locations, cell phone charging stations, open pharmacies, shelter locations, and details on FEMA and Medicaid assistance, visit www.JeffParish.net/storm.
We will continue to update this site as more information is available and we will post real-time updates to all official parish social media outlets.
Looking for ways to donate items to those impacted by Hurricane Ida? Email donations@JeffParish.net. Jefferson Parish is accepting the following donations to distribute to community partners for those most in need: water, ice, food, tarps, bulk fuel, cleaning supplies, toiletries, clothes and baby supplies.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO