JEDCO

IDA Updates

JEDCO continues to monitor and assess the impact of Hurricane Ida on our business community. We have developed a list of resources to help business owners navigate recovery efforts. JEDCO is here for you.

Contact us at 504-875-3908.

Entergy released preliminary restoration dates for areas impacted by Hurricane Ida. See timeline for power here. 

JEDCO RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

Fill out the Hurricane Ida Business Assessment Form to help the JEDCO team understand the immediate needs of your business as we recover from the impacts of Hurricane Ida.

Business Continuity Webinar with LA Dept. of Insurance Commissioner & Adams and Reese

TRANSITIONAL OFFICE SPACE

JEDCO will begin to offer free transitional office space to businesses at the JEDCO headquarters in Avondale on Wednesday, September 8, for as long as the organization is able to do so.  Offices include internet, phone service, and air conditioning. Space can be reserved in four-hour time slots (mornings and afternoons) from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Interested businesses must call in advance to reserve space. JEDCO is not accepting walk-ups at this time. Contact Scott Rojas, JEDCO Director of Facilities and Information Technology, at 504-875-3916 or email him at srojas@jedco.org to reserve space.

LATEST UPDATES FOR JEFFERSON PARISH

Jefferson Parish Hurricane Season Dashboard

Jefferson Parish Website

Follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Community Resources, including details about Points of Distribution, cell phone charging stations, transitional shelter and more can be found here.

FEMA

FEMA Hurricane Ida Page 

FEMA Recovery Resource Page 

On Aug. 30, President Joseph R. Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Ida beginning on Aug. 26, 2021 and continuing.

There are three ways to apply for assistance:

Learn more about the three ways to apply for assistance on YouTube.

If your essential utilities were unavailable, you could be eligible to receive funds from FEMA for hotel stays. Disaster survivors have until September 12 to register for FEMA’s expedited rental assistance. Homeowners and renters are eligible. Details >> FEMA approves program to help pay for hotel rooms amid Hurricane Ida recovery 

FEMA recently announced that it will pay reimbursements for generators and chainsaws purchased after August 26th. Details here. 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

September 22: Deadline to apply for rapid financial assistance for critical needs and expedited rental assistance for people who evacuated to hotels (or need to relocate) because of power outages. Deadline extended from September 12.

October 28: Other FEMA assistance. FEMA will provide grant money for damage and serious needs not covered by insurance, including: Basic home repairs, temporary rental assistance for people who need to relocate, replacement of essential personal property and other disaster expenses, purchase of chainsaw and/or generators.

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Ida 

SBA Loan Fact Sheet (English) 

SBA Disaster Loan Fact Sheet (Spanish)

SBA Disaster Loan Fact Sheet (Vietnamese)

Three Steps to SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

Louisiana Small Business Development Center

Small Business Administration 

Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Monday – Sunday (7 days/week)
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time
FOCWAssistance@sba.gov
(800) 659-2955

Watch the webinar on Disaster Assistance from GNO, Inc. & SBA  and find presentation slides here.

INSURANCE

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon directed insurers Tuesday to pay policyholders’ expenses for evacuating from Hurricane Ida as damaged infrastructure and dangerous living conditions in Southeast Louisiana continue to keep people from returning home. Read more here.

  • Watch JEDCO’s recent webinar on business continuity and disaster relief, featuring LA Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon here.

OPERATION BLUE ROOF

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin Operation Blue Roof for homeowners in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. To sign up or get more information, visit blueroof.us or call 1-888-766-3258. 

REBUILDING

Licensed Louisiana Contractors List 

At this time, the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement will not charge any permit or trades filing fees related to Hurricane Ida until December 31, 2021. Jefferson Parish residents are reminded to obtain the proper permit before repairing, rebuilding or demolishing a structure.  Read more here.

WEBINARS

Business Continuity and Interruption Insurance Webinar. Watch here.

GNO, Inc. compiled a list of regional disaster relief webinars on their website. View here.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

UTILITIES 

Entergy Storm Center
Atmos Energy Hurricane Ida Information
  • 24/7 Emergency Line: 866.322.8667
  • Call 24/7 emergency line if you have a damaged natural gas meter, are smelling natural gas, cannot access your natural gas meter, suspect a natural gas leak, etc.
Cox Communications
AT&T Hurricane Ida Resources
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GAS & GENERATORS

GNO Power Match

GNO PowerMatch is an initiative to connect power generators with companies and organizations who need them. Below are listings of providers who have generators available.

Gas Buddy 

Download the free GasBuddy app to see availability across the region. Users are also encouraged to update the app, so other residents may receive accurate and timely information as to which stations have gas.

JEFFERSON PARISH SCHOOLS

Jefferson Parish Schools announced a tiered reopening plan to ensure schools are ready to safely welcome students back. Learn more here.

JP Schools Website

Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

For updates on K-12 schools in other communities and higher ed institutions, visit GNO, Inc.’s Storm Resources Page here.

DOTD

For more details about road closures and updates, visit 511la.org.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Hurricane Ida Updates

MUNICIPALITIES

City of Gretna 

City of Kenner

City of Harahan

City of Westwego 

Grand Isle 

Jean Lafitte 

OPEN BUSINESSES IN THE GNO AREA

NOLA.com List of Open Businesses

WWL List of Open Businesses 

Open Businesses in Jefferson Parish – Jefferson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Use #OpenNOLA & #NolaOpen to let people know your business is open!

Donate, Volunteer, Charitable Opportunities

Jefferson Parish is accepting donations to distribute to community partners for those most in need. If you have water, ice, food, tarps, bulk fuel, cleaning supplies, toiletries, clothing and baby supplies to donate, please email donations@jeffparish.net.

Second Harvest

United Way 

United Way Resource Map

Saints and Pelicans Gulf Coast Renewal Fund

Cox Charities Community Investment Grant – non-profits are encouraged to apply for grants up to $5,000 through this program. Deadline is September 20, 2021

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