Press Releases

RIGHT-OF-WAY DEBRIS REMOVAL SCHEDULED TO BEGIN FOR SMALL BUSINESSES ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021 AND WILL TAKE PLACE THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021

Jefferson Parish received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the removal of debris generated from Hurricane Ida for limited “small business commercial properties.”

PARC DES FAMILLES HOURS OF OPERATION EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2021

Effective Monday, October 11, 2021, Parc Des Familles will be open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and closed Saturdays and Sundays.

NEW ORLEANS RESILIENCE CORPS JOBS PROGRAM EXPANDS TO COMBAT COVID-19

Resilience Force, an organization dedicated to strengthening our country’s response to disasters including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate-related damages following major hurricanes, fires or floods, announces a partnership with Jefferson Parish to expand their reach.

AERIAL SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES

Aerial spraying in response to mosquito activity is scheduled to take place on the East and West Banks of Jefferson Parish on the evening of Thursday, October 7, 2021 over all incorporated and unincorporated areas, excluding Grand Isle, weather permitting.

LAFITTE, GRAND ISLE RESIDENTS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR STATE SHELTERING PROGRAM

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the state of Louisiana, through the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), has launched the Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program, which will provide temporary housing to certain residents in heavily impacted areas where other sheltering options are currently unavailable, including parts of lower Jefferson Parish.

JEFFERSON PARISH COUNCIL TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING

The Jefferson Parish Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the second floor chambers at the Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Jefferson, 70123.

UPDATE ON JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARIES

All Jefferson Parish Library locations are open at normal operating hours except the following:

TRUNK OR TREAT AT LAFRENIERE PARK TO TAKE PLACE ON OCT. 29, 2021

JEFFERSON, LA – The Kenner North Kiwanis will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

OPERATION BLUE ROOF EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2021

JEFFERSON, LA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended its Blue Roof program sign-up deadline through October 15, 2021 for residents who sustained Hurricane Ida damage in the 25 eligible parishes, including Jefferson Parish.

GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE FOR LOWER LAFITTE & BARATARIA TO CHANGE TEMPORARILY

In response to the impacts of Hurricane Ida, garbage collection in Lower Lafitte and Barataria will be taking place on Sundays instead of the routine Tuesday/Friday collection schedule.

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