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The latest recovery updates from St. James Parish Government on Hurricane Ida

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September 17, 2021 12:24 PM

Latest Recovery Updates in St. James Parish

9.17 Hurricane Ida Recovery Udpate

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September 17, 2021 12:08 PM

A Disaster Recovery Center is opening in St. James Parish to provide residents in-person assistance from FEMA representatives:  

  •  The DRC will open at 11 am Saturday, September 18 and continue operations daily from 9 am - 5 pm at the Convent Community Center. 
  • During the planning process, multiple sites in St. James Parish were considered including three sites on the west bank and one on the east bank. Due to damages at the parish west bank sites, the Convent Community Center was selected to begin DRC operations. 
  • Upon completion of repairs at the West Bank Reception Hall located in Vacherie, the DRC will likely move to allow for more space.  

Residents are encourage to visit the DRC to meet face-to-face with FEMA representatives for assistance with claims or available resources.  

Services include: 

  • Guidance regarding disaster recovery assistance and programs for survivors 
  • Clarification of any written correspondence received from FEMA 
  • Housing assistance and rental resource information 
  • Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance 
  • Status of applications being processed by FEMA
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September 15, 2021 4:18 PM

Drainage Work Orders Temporarily on Hold

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, St. James Parish Operations crews are currently working to inspect all major drainage channels parish-wide. Drainage crews are clearing all canals and waterways of debris or obstructions which were a result of wind and heavy rainfall associated with Hurricane Ida.

For this reason, and until completed, all interior drainage requests will be placed on hold. This includes work order requests for channel maintenance, culvert installation, etc.  We ask for your understanding and patience while we work to clear major channels and prevent further drainage problems, should another storm impact our area.