Hurricane Ida Recovery

  • Shelter/COVID Information- Call 211 or or Text “Lashelter” to 898211
  • Tarps and Clean Up Assistance for people in need – (844) 965-1386 or
  • FEMA- (800) 621-3362 or
  • DSNAP-preregistration available
  • Want to Volunteer- (225) 342-2038 or Volunteer
  • Tarp, Food, Water Distribution Location/Parish related questions- Call local EOC: Open 8-8
  • For evacuation/wellness checks-Call Parish EOC or Sheriff
  • For Rescue-Fill Out SAR Form and submit to WLF
  • Road Closure Information-Call 511 or (888) 762-3511 or LSP- (225) 925-6325
  • Procurement/Bid/Contract Questions- (225) 342-8010 or
  • Construction Licensing Info- (225) 7650 2301
  • GOHSEP Interview/Media Requests-
  • Sign up for Operation Blue Roof at or 1-800-766-3258

Get Assistance for Your Business

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal agency that focuses assistance on businesses in times of disaster.

  1. Getting assistance starts with the determination of a federal disaster declaration. Declarations will be posted on the SBA website.
  2. Find your area and click to open that page. Instructions for applications and locations of local SBA sites will be provided.
  3. Apply for the disaster loan. SBA disaster assistance loans can assist business in the following areas:
    • Repair or replace real property
    • Repair or replace machinery
    • Repair or replace fixtures
    • Repair or replace Inventory
    • Leasehold repairs
  4. Login into your account and check your email for loan status updates.

Employee Individual Assistance

FEMA will help individuals and families recover through grants and low-interest recovery loans administered through the SBA.

FEMA Resources

It’s easy to be confused by all the disaster resources available as you recover from Hurricane Ida, but here is a breakdown of agencies, programs, phone numbers, and website links that may assist.


  • If you have insurance, contact your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance provider to file a claim. If you have not filed a claim with your insurance company or provided a copy of your insurance settlement approval or denial to FEMA, you will likely receive a notification that there is “no decision.” This means FEMA may need additional information from you to continue processing your application.
  • For National Flood Insurance Program questions, send an email to or call 877-336-2627.


  • For survivors who live in one of the 25 designated Parishes for Individual Assistance: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.
  • FEMA disaster assistance may be available to help pay uninsured or underinsured losses such as home repair for disaster-related damage, rental assistance, reimbursement for lodging expenses for individuals whose home was inaccessible or unhabitable during the disaster, medical expenses incurred from this disaster, or other disaster-related needs.
    • Eligible survivors may be eligible for a one-time payment per household of $500 for immediate or critical
    • lifesaving and life-sustaining items such as water, food, fuel for transportation, or prescriptions.
    • FEMA may provide one month of expedited rental assistance to eligible applicants who reported their essential utilities are temporarily unavailable and whose primary home is in one of the following parishes only: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Washington. 
  • To apply for FEMA assistance, add information or check status, go to or call 800-621-3362.


  • For temporary repairs to damaged roofs, sign up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at or call 888-766-3258/888-ROOF-BLU.
  • The parishes that have been identified for the Operation Blue Roof program are Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Terrebonne. This program is a free service to homeowners.




  • Small Business Administration: Applicants (businesses, most private non -profits, homeowners, and renters) for low-interest disaster loans may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
    • Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.
    • Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.
  • Agricultural Producers: For loans and grants please contact Farm Services Agency to recover from losses, visit
  • Insurance: For individual or business insurance questions, go here:
  • Disaster Fraud: For information click here.


  • To pre-register your application if DSNAP is approved for your parish. Visit for more information.
  • For Louisiana participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)you can use your benefits to purchase “hot” or prepared foods through September 28, 2021, following a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). More information about the “hot foods” waiver can be found at
  • For state resources, go to


FEMA Rumor Control Page

Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Declaration of Emergency in Advance of Tropical Storm Ida

Governor Edwards Proclamation Order — State of Emergency