Hurricane Ida

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces its final mobile locations for the Blue Roof program sign up ahead of the Oct. 15, deadline.

USACE employees will be at three Mobile Communication Vehicles from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., to assist residents with Hurricane Ida structural roof damage apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency assigned USACE managed Blue Roof program.

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WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Nicholas, beginning on Sept. 12, 2021 and continuing.

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation in an effort to assist hotels in Louisiana in housing first responders, essential health care employees, and utility workers restoring critical infrastructure in the state following Hurricane Ida.

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is adding an additional Parish: Assumption Parish for the Blue Roof program. The Blue Roof program is to get as many houses into livable condition as possible during Hurricane Ida recovery.

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA. Operation Blue Roof aims to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made.

4 Nursing Home Residents Dead In Ida Aftermath

Sep 2, 2021

Baton Rouge, La. (Sept. 2, 2021) — We have been alerted to four deaths among nursing home residents evacuated to a facility on Friday (Aug. 27) in Tangipahoa Parish ahead of Hurricane Ida. Three of these have been classified as storm-related by the coroner.

Around 200 evacuees from St. John the Baptist Parish arrived last night at the Monroe Civic Center. The evacuees were tested for COVID-19 and processed at the Civic Center. They will be housed at the Marbles and Johnson Community Centers. The centers will be closed to the public.

The City of Monroe is currently housing 342 evacuees. 

Donations can be made at the United Way of Northeast Louisiana located at 1201 Hudson Lane, Monroe, LA. Please do not bring donations to the Monroe Civic Center. 

United Way of Northeast Louisiana

United Way of Northeast Louisiana has launched a disaster relief project called “Embrace Louisiana,” including a relief fund, goods drive, and other emergent needs to assist Hurricane Ida evacuees.

“Our Embrace Louisiana Fund is made possible through the generous contributions of individuals and corporations over and above the vital dollars that are already being given,” said Janet Durden, president of United Way of Northeast Louisiana. “Products and goods will be collected to help meet the basic needs of Hurricane Ida evacuees here in our region.”

City of Monroe Volunteer and Donation Request

Aug 30, 2021

(Monroe, LA) On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the City of Monroe welcomed about 500 evacuees to the Monroe Civic Center to take shelter ahead of Hurricane Ida. At this time, we are working with the United Way to request and accept donations.Donations can be dropped off to the United Way office located at 1201 Hudson Lane, Monroe, LA 71201.

We are requesting the following: Adult Diapers Diapers Baby Wipes Trash Bags Coffee Pillows Blankets Cups Donations are being accepted today until 5:00 PM and Monday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards has requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration due to the severe impact from Hurricane Ida, which slammed into the coast of Louisiana on Sunday in Port Fourchon as a Category 4 storm with 155 mile per hour winds.  Within a few hours of making landfall, and with the storm still impacting Louisiana, thousands of people were already without power. Surge and damaging winds are impacting areas along the coast and will continue to impact areas further inland through Monday.

ULM Closed Monday For Hurricane Ida

Aug 29, 2021
Cory Crowe

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts impacts of Hurricane Ida to reach Ouachita Parish late Sunday and continue into Monday afternoon. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Ouachita Parish. Rain may reach 1-2 inches in the ArkLaMiss and winds are estimated to be 30-50 mph, according to the latest NWS update.