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Hurricane Ida Update & Resources

For those located in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, here are some resources to help you during Hurricane Ida's recovery.

Additionally, please reach out regarding your situation.

  1. What do you need right now?
  2. What do your neighbors, friends and family need right now?
  3. Who hasn't been or isn't being helped? 

Local Utility Status

Nola Gas Map

Looking to fuel up⁉️ Check out the map of open gas stations, compiled by the City of New Orleans. Note that this info is self-reported by gas station owners & operators and the map will be updated as info becomes available. ⚠️Let the City know that your gas station is open for business by filling out the form here.

Sign Up For Emergency Updates

New Orleans residents, sign up here for regular status updates: Ready Nola for Emergency Updates

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is now available for individuals affected by Hurricane Ida in 25 parishes.

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (DSNAP)

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) provides eligible low- to moderate-income households who do not currently receive SNAP benefits with help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.

Searching for Contractors? 

As we start dealing with contractors again, here is how you can check credentials to try to avoid being bamboozled post-hurricane. Anyone who was here, remembers Hurricane Katrina and the number of shady contractors that took money without completing jobs, etc.  Do your own due diligence. 

  • Find out if the firm has a permanent business address and a good reputation.
  • Verify contractor’s license with the Louisiana State Contractor’s Office
  • Insist on a complete and clearly written contract.
  • DO ask for references and DO NOT pay cash upfront.
  • Visit hbagno.org for a list of “local” contractors in the New Orleans metro area who are in the home builder's association membership directory.
  • You may contact WBEC South for sourcing women-owned businesses to fit your needs, as well, if you wish to be intentional about who you are giving your business to.

Additional Key Resources

On August 30, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) began collecting aerial images in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Imagery is being collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and federal partners. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer. View tips and a video on how to use the imagery viewer.

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