Officials with the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) say they are extending the operation of their call center by one hour to accommodate the high volume of calls for registration of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits.
Hurricane Ida’s damage means students in 42 Jefferson Parish schools will not go back to class until October 1. The district is trying to find a way to remedy the required 63,720 minutes of instructional school time.
HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge toured some areas of New Orleans on Friday. She said HUD and the rest of the Biden administration are committed to helping the state recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida.
Some Louisiana homeowners say they are about to be hit with astronomical flood insurance premiums because of FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0 Program. But FEMA disputes statements that claims will rise for some by 1000%.
The mayor of Jean Lafitte says they are preparing to move the Ida response stage to recovery. Tim Kerner Jr. is also calling for Atmos Energy representatives to send additional resources to restore gas lines.
Bowls and buckets now collect the rainwater from Nicholas, wet spots made way for mold, and despite repeated calls to agencies, adjusters, contractors, and charities, Baughman says help has yet to arrive.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval on September 14, 2021, to begin Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations to provide additional food aid to families impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Today the sharpshooter announced that he’s partnered with a veteran-run charity group, Team Rubicon and Raising Cane’s to give out free meals to residents of Houma dealing with Hurricane Ida’s aftermath.
Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Jefferson Parish Transit is launching a fare free bus service on limited routes to help residents get access to essential resources such as grocery stores, ice, water and shelters. The service will run Monday-Sunday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“The entire week is courtesy of George and (wife) Megan Shinn and the George Shinn Foundation through a gracious donation of $100,000,” Craighead said. “We’re going to do everything we can to help the hurting and let compassion flow from us.”
The U.S. Department of Energy will utilize the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to relieve fuel supply shortages in Louisiana and other areas of the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Ida, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves says.