Starting today, the City is offering two emergency cooling shelters. Space is limited, so residents are asked to reserve space for those with the most critical needs, including the elderly, those with illnesses exacerbated by the heat, residents with children and residents with damage to their homes.
• West Bank – Berhman Recreation Center, 2529 General Meyers Ave., in Algiers
• East Bank – St. Bernard Center, 1500 Lafreniere St., in Gentilly
All persons should bring the following with them.
• Bedding, to include air mattress, blankets, pillows
• Baby/ Children’s supplies
• Hygiene Items
• Meals, if on a special diet
Point of Distrubution
The National Guard has opened three emergency Point of Distribution (POD) sites where citizens can pick up critical supplies including ice, water, MREs, and tarps in New Orleans East, Bywater and on the West Bank.:
• 5501 Read Blvd in New Orleans East near Methodist Hospital
• 2730 Vespasian Blvd on the West Bank
• 700 Poland Ave., the Port of Embarkation in the Bywater
Sites are open 6am to 8pm, or when it is too dark to distribute supplies, until further notice. Sites will distribute water, ice, and MREs. They will also distribute tarps.
Orleans Parish residents are now eligible to apply for FEMA individual assistance. The FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) program provides homeowners, renters and business owners in disaster-designated parishes -who sustained uninsured or underinsured related damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory- money and services, when losses are not covered by insurance, and property has been damaged or destroyed. Upon declaration of the IA program, the registration process for assistance is initiated.
There are several ways to apply for disaster assistance. Residents can apply online at
www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. Those with speech or hearing impairments should call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Users of 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 1-800-621-3362.
Following the initial application, an inspector will call to schedule an appointment to visit your property
Entergy Customer Info Centers:
INFORMATION CENTERS ARE OPEN TODAY UNTIL 6PM LOCATIONS ARE 4021 BERHMAN HWY IN ALGIERS AND 3400 CANAL IN MID CITY
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