Hurricane Ida - Destination Updates

Hurricane Ida - Destination Updates and Resources

Below is the latest destination information and resources for residents and visitors regarding Hurricane Ida. We continue to monitor current storm conditions and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

 

DESTINATION UPDATES

[Updated Thursday, September 23rd at 12:40 PM CT]

RE-ENTRY:
Lafourche Parish residents are allowed to re-enter as of Tuesday, August 31st. Please know that there is limited electricity, running water, and/or cell service throughout the parish. Please use caution when traveling on roads and heed the advice of first responders working to re-open Lafourche Parish.

CURFEW:
Lafourche Parish below the intercoastal canal in Larose is currently under a nightly curfew from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

CLEAN UP PROCEDURES:
Lafourche Parish asks that in order to effectively manage debris removal, to please separate items into the following piles: (1) metal, (2) clean wood and tree debris, (3) household appliances, (4) batteries, chemicals, and other hazardous waste. The parish has also issued a burn ban effective immediately. Regular household garbage service resumed Friday, September 3rd. Please refrain from putting roofing shingles and storm debris in household garbage cans.

For a list of drop-off sites for garbage click HERE.

CLOSURES:
-The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office is closed until further notice.
-The 17th Judicial Court and the Lafourche Clerk of Court will resume operations on Monday, September 27th.
-Lafourche Parish Public Schools will have a tiered re-opening plan: 
Tier 1 (north): September 27
Tier 2 (central): October 4
Tier 3: (south) October 13-20
-L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College will begin virtual learning on Monday, September 20th. Please continue to check your e-mails and Fletcher's social media pages to stay up to date on the latest information.
-Nicholls State University classes will resume in a virtual format on Monday, September 20th. In person classes will resume Monday, September 27th. For more info click HERE.

BOIL WATER NOTICE:
A boil water notice is is effect from the intracoastal waterway in Larose south. This also includes communities in Gheens, Des Allemands, the Romero Subdivision in Bayou Blue, and the Grand Bois community.

MEDICAL FACILITIES:
Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) provide high-quality rapid-response medical care. They are now set up at the following locations:
St. Anne Hospital DMAT - Open 24 hours
Thibodaux Hospital DMAT - Open 9 AM - 9 PM
Lady of the Sea General Hospital - Open 24 hours
Also, Walmart’s “Big Blue” mobile pharmacy is open in the parking lot at the Walmart Supercenter in Galliano, 16759 LA-3235, from 9 AM to 5 PM for prescriptions or immunizations.

PHONE NUMBERS:

LPSO: (985) 532-2808 or 911 for emergencies
Lafourche Parish Government Emergency Operations Center: (337)-706-3391
Report a power outage:

Entergy customers: 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749)
SLECA customers: 1-800-256-8826


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Visitor Center Updates

 

Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Visitor Center

The visitor center in Raceland will be CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Have an update you would like to let us know about? Reach out to us at (985)-537-5800. You can also follow and contact us on social media.  ​

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Resident & Area Resources

 

DONATIONS:

Lafourche Parish officials have received an overwhelming number of requests for the best avenues to donate to the Hurricane Ida relief efforts. Parish officials have already begun working with local non-profit organizations to help funnel donations to the community. For more information on how you can help, please click HERE

POD SITES:

The following distribution pod sites are now open from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM in Lafourche Parish for water, tarps & MRE's:

Pod Site #1
Lockport Central Station: 806 Crescent Ave, Lockport, LA

Pod Site #2
Larose Civic Center: 307 E 5th Street, Larose, LA

Pod Site #3
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church: 723 North Bayou Drive, Golden Meadow, LA

Pod Site #4
Bayou Blue Rec Center 200 Mazerac St. Houma, LA 70364

COMMUNITY WI-FI:
Vision Communications has set up 24/7 community WiFi available to the public at the following locations:

171 Leighton Rd., Thibodaux (“RTC Community Wifi”)
115 West 10th Blvd., Larose (“Vision Community Wifi”)
132 West 111th St., Cut Off (“Vision Community Wifi”)

DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
DSNAP benefits have been approved for Lafourche Parish. To pre-register, go to www.DCFS.LA.gov/page/DSNAP-registration or call 1-888-524-3578.

GENERATOR SAFETY:

Residents should remember to place generators outside and away from any units, central A/C's, and fans blowing into your home when in use. Let generators cool off for 20 minutes before refueling.

OPERATION BLUE ROOF:

Contractor Fraud Protection: 

Lafourche Parish officials have created the contractor fraud protection program. Any contractor working in Lafourche Parish MUST have an occupational license. Those can be obtained at the Lafourche Parish Mathews Government Complex, 4876 Highway 1 in Mathews. Contractors can begin the process by downloading a form online at LafourcheGov.org/Economic-Development. Citizens should also be alert to the warning signs of common contractor scams, such as door-to-door solicitations, demands for cash, unusually large down payments, no references, no permanent address, high-pressure sales or scare tactics, no insurance, or license, or no contract. If you are a victim of contractor fraud, please call (985) 413-4498. Please leave a message with your name and contact information if there is no answer (due to service issues).

Sand Bag Distribution

Sand bag distribution is available for Lafourche Parish Residents ONLY. All locations will have self-fill (bring shovel). For residents that request assistance, there will be pre-filled bags (25 per household) available. For more information on sand bags click here.

2565 Veterans Blvd, Thibodaux
122 Choctaw Rd, Thibodaux
104 Myrtle Pl, Houma
129 Texas St, Raceland
6236 Hwy 308, Lockport

Latest Community and Weather Information Links

 - Lafourche Parish Government - Click Here

 - Lafourche Parish Government Facebook - Click Here

 - Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook - Click Here

 -  Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office - Click Here

 - Port  Fourchon Facebook - Click Here

 - Local Emergency Contact Information - Click Here

 - Hurricane & Emergency Preparedness - Click Here

 - Evacuation Information - Click Here

 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Click Here

 - NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) - Click Here

 - NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC) - Click Here

 - American Red  Cross - Click Here

 

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