Tuesday, August 31, 2021

New Orleans Daily Briefing. August 31, 2021

 

Neighborhood Engagement Office

Keeping You in the Know: Daily Briefing


Food Pods

 

**Stop by at one of these sites, where RTA will have air-conditioned buses available**

 

NOLAReady has also identified locations at area firehouses where residents can swap their oxygen tanks for full tanks from 8am -6pm. The locations are:

  • New Orleans Fire Station 1, 2920 Magazine St
  • New Orleans Fire Station 36, 5403 Read Blvd
  • New Orleans Fire Station 6, 4500 Old Gentilly Rd
  • New Orleans Fire Station 40, 2500 General de Gaulle Dr

If you need oxygen and cannot get to any of these tank swap sites, call the Special Needs Registry at 504-658-2558.

 

For a list of open businesses in NOLA & surrounding area from our media partners, click here. 

 

For alerts, text NOLAREADY to 77295 and follow @nolaready on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or download the smart911 app.

 

To report down powerlines and other hazards, call 911 or 504-671-3600


 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

FOOD DISTRIBUTION ASSISTANCE

 

Sign up to help World Central Kitchen distribute food in New Orleans: ida.wck.volunteerhub.com


Federal and State Resources 

 

DisasterAssistance.gov provides a one-stop shop website that list numerous disaster assistance resources.  Click here to access the site or call 1-800-323-8603.    

 

For Hurricane Ida General assistance information click here

 

Click here to visit the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness site. 

 

For tips on storm damage cleanup, click here. 

 

While DSNAP has not yet been approved for Hurricane Ida, you can pre-register now to get a head start on your application if DSNAP is approved for your parish. Click here for more information. 

 

For information on travel & roadways in Louisiana, visit: http://511la.org

 

For road closures in NOLA visit streetwise.nola.gov.

 

To find help 24/7 during disasters for a wide range of critical services and resources: Dial 211 or text your ZIP code to 898-211

 

For shelter info: Dial 211 or text LASHELTER to 898-211

 

For Hurricane Ida relief information from the American Red Cross, click here or call 1-800-733-2767.


Additional Resources

 

New Orleans Breastfeeding Center & New Orleans Health Department are offering a free parent-infant hotline. The hotline is 504-535-4223 and will be operating 24/7.

 

Free Legal Service is available for people impacted by Hurricane Ida by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. The Disaster Helpline is 1-844-244-7871.

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