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Disaster Assistance Resource Roundup

Daily Fact Sheet 006 – Hurricane Ida

DR-4611-LA-DFS 006 Hurricane Ida Daily Fact Sheet 09.06.2021
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There are three ways to apply for assistance:

  • Online at

  • Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-200-462-7585

  • Download the FEMA App from the Apple or Google Play stores

All applicants for federal disaster assistance have the right to appeal a decision. Your appeal can be filed online or at any disaster recovery center. In order to file an appeal you must bring your determination letter, your written appeal, and any supporting documents requested in your determination letter.


Mold may be a serious health risk so don't wait for a visit from FEMA or your insurance company before you start cleaning up. FEMA inspectors and insurance claims adjustors will still be able to verify flood damage. Take lots of pictures and videos before your insurance adjuster visits.

Be sure to consult with your local officials for instructions before setting out debris. If you don't have local emergency management contact information, it can be found online here.

Crisis Cleanup

To request assistance with clean up from disaster relief agencies, click here or call (844) 965-1386.

Local Resources

For local emergency resources, contact your local Parish OHSEP office.

General Health and Welfare

  • Louisiana has several agencies that deal with different groups of people who are disabled or have access and functional needs. To learn more, visit the Department of Health and Hospitals online, the Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network online, or call (225) 342-9500.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information for flood preparedness and response.

  • The Louisiana Directory of Mental Health Services is online here.

  • For children and youth services, call the State health department at (225) 342-9500 or visit the Children's Special Health Services website.

  • FEMA offers advice on coping with a disaster - click here.

  • Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness: (225) 925-7500

  • Department of Justice, Disaster Fraud Hotline: (866) 720-5721

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency: (800) 621-FEMA

  • Small Business Administration: (800) 659-2955

  • Louisiana State Police: (225) 925-6325 or *LSP from any cell phone

  • Louisiana Attorney General Hurricane Hotline: 1-800-351-4889

  • American Red Cross: 1-866-438-4636

  • State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated with information regarding office closures: 1-800-360-9660, or (225) 342-0498.

  • ENTERGY: 1-800-368-3749, or to report power outages and emergencies call 1-800-968-8243

  • DEMCO: (225) 261-1160 or 1-800-1160

Emergency Management Centers by Parish

  • Ascension Parish: (225) 621-8360

  • Assumption Parish: (985) 369-7386

  • East Baton Rouge Parish: (225) 389-2199

  • East Feliciana Parish: (225) 719-1962 or (225) 244-5881

  • Iberia Parish: (337) 369-4427

  • Iberville Parish: (225) 687-5140

  • Jefferson Parish: (504) 349-5360

  • Lafourche Parish: (985) 537-7603

  • Livingston Parish: (225) 686-3066

  • Orleans Parish: (504) 297-2477

  • Plaquemines Parish: (504) 297-2477

  • Pointe Coupee Parish: (225) 638-9556

  • St. Bernard Parish: (504) 278-4268

  • St. Charles Parish: (985) 783-5050

  • St. Helena Parish: (225) 222-3544

  • St. James Parish: (225) 562-2346

  • St. John the Baptist Parish: (985) 652-2222

  • St. Martin Parish: (337) 394-2812

  • St. Mary Parish: (337) 828-4100 ext. 135

  • St. Tammany Parish: (985) 898-2359

  • Tangipahoa Parish: (985) 748-3211

  • Washington Parish: (985) 839-0434

  • West Baton Rouge Parish: (225) 346-1577

  • West Feliciana Parish: (225) 784-3136

Ascension Parish Resources

  • Citizen Service Center for information on the storm: (225) 450-1200

  • Road Closures: see Ascension Parish social media accounts (Sheriff and/or OEP pages)

  • Sheriff's Office (non-emergency calls): (225) 621-8300

  • Gonzales City Hall: (225) 647-2841 - can call city hall to deliver sandbags for elderly or disabled people

East Baton Rouge Parish Resources

  • Damaged or downed power lines: dial 311

  • General information: dial 411

  • Baker Emergency Operations: (800) 953-5933

  • Baker Police Department (non-emergency calls): (225) 755-6000

  • Baker residents can text 'LABAKER UPDATES' to 468

Small Business Loans

Federal low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses, homeowners, and renters.

You may call SBA's Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955, email, or visit the SBA Disaster Assistance website for more information.

Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.


Louisiana participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can use their benefits to purchase "hot" or prepared foods through September 28, 2021.

Pre-register for DSNAP now - click here.

PODS in Parishes

Ascension Parish

GOHSEP and the Louisiana National Guard will offer tarps, water, ice, and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) free to those in need. Available at the following locations:

  • Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales (begins 9/2 at 12:00 pm)

  • Lemann Center in Donaldsonville (begins 9/3 at 12:00 pm)

Assumption Parish

  • Food and water are available Wednesday at Assumption Parish Community Center in Napoleonville (4910 Hwy. 308) starting at 9/2 at 10:00 am

  • Food and water will also be available at St. Benedict the Moor in Bertandville on 9/3 starting at 9:00 am


  • Bagged ice is available at Baker High School (3200 Groom Rd.) whiles supplies last

Denham Springs

  • Free bags of ice are being given out at an Exxon gas station in Denham Springs (2366 S. Range Ave.)

East Baton Rouge

  • Breakfast will be available at Cajun Cowboy Kitchen on Plank Road starting at 8 am Wednesday

  • Breakfast (7:30 am - 11 am) and lunch (11 am - 2 pm) will be served Thursday and Friday at Ruby Slipper (335 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808).

  • Drive-up breakfast will be served Thursday, 8 am - 9 am, at Metro Council District 6 Office (9048 Airline Highway)

  • Drive-up lunch and dinner served at Paula G Manship YMCA (8100 YMCA Plaza Dr) at 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm, respectively

  • Drive-up lunch and dinner will be served at Woodlawn Baptist Church (5805 Jones Creek Rd) at 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm, respectively

Jefferson Parish

  • Mercy Chefs will be serving lunch from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and dinner from 5–6:30 pm at the Metairie/New Orleans Campus of Celebration Church

  • Mercy Chefs will be serving lunch and dinner at Church of the King in Kenner

Orleans Parish

  • Mercy Chefs will be serving lunch and dinner at the Bethany Church on Canal Street in New Orleans

St. Gabriel

  • Free bags of ice will be given out in St. Gabriel until 9/4 at 5085 Iberville Street

St. James Parish

  • Sheriff's office supplying MRE PODs at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gramercy and St. James High starting at 12:00 pm Tuesday

St. John Parish

  • Mercy Chefs will be serving lunch and dinner at the New Wine Christian Fellowship in LaPlace

  • Mercy Chefs will be serving lunch at Celebration Church: River Parishes campus in LaPlace

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Tangipahoa Parish announced 9/1 that free meals would be distributed around 1:30 p.m. at Zemurray Park in Hammond for as long as supplies last


  • Thibodaux Family Church is giving out free bags of ice until supplies last (785 N. Canal Blvd)

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