September 3, 2021

Updates as of 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, 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; CLICK HERE for a summary in Spanish. For additional information, please contact the Emergency Operations Center at (504) 349-5360 or visit

The following are updates as of Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7 p.m.:

Post-Storm Notice to the Public:
There is a parish-wide curfew from 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. until Monday, September 6, 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.

Water & Sewer:
Until further notice, all of Jefferson Parish is under a boil water advisory. This boil water advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by the Jefferson Parish Water Department. 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.

Garbage and Recycling Collection:
Curbside trash collection of bagged, household garbage placed in tipper carts only will resume Monday, September 6, 2021. Collection will occur on a limited basis, as driver’s return, downed power lines are cleared, and areas become assessable. Due to the severity of the storm, there will be delays in collection, and pick-up may not occur on your normal collection. Storm debris will be picked up separately be debris contractors starting Monday. Tree debris must be piled separately from construction/demolition debris (fence boards) for efficient collection. Make sure that each pile is clear of any electrical lines, water meters, mail boxes and fire hydrants. Curbside recycling collection will be suspended until further notice due to the need for extra personnel to focus on garbage collection.

Jefferson Transit Service:
Jefferson Transit has extended bus service suspension due to Hurricane Ida through Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. Paratransit is operating for all dialysis trips and medical essential trips only. If you are in need of paratransit, please call 504-818-1077.

Entergy has announced preliminary estimated times of restoration. CLICK HERE for more information or visit the Entergy Hurricane Ida Information Hub.

Community Resources:
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 We will continue to update this site as more information is available.

Looking for ways to donate items to those impacted by Hurricane Ida? Email 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 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