City Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Ida

Data News Staff Edited Report

City agencies and public safety officials continue to assess and respond to damages sustained during the storm, including continuing to facilitate ongoing sheltering and evacuation operations for residents in need. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other City officials continue to prioritize residential needs by moving resources to neighborhoods, as well as responding to infrastructure, health and community needs on an ongoing basis.

Recovery updates and community resources are as follows:

Drinking Water

  • SWBNO Water Plant in Algiers is supplying neighboring parishes with water via filling stations in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health.
  • SWBNO is on Entergy power at the Carrollton Water Plant, which means all substations (Hamilton, Sycamore, Claiborne) are being powered via Entergy.
  • Water pressure and water quality are stable. Water is safe to drink.

Drainage and Power Equipment Status

  • With Entergy power restored to the Carrollton Water Plant, Turbines 4 and 6 will come offline for routine checks and maintenance to make sure we are prepared for the next rain event.
  • DPS 1, DPS 2, DPS 10, DPS 14, DPS 16 currently have Entergy power
  • Entergy is expected to power more drainage pump stations throughout the day.

Department of Sanitation
Debris Separation / Collection
Place storm-related debris curbside in the following categories:

  1. Household Garbage: Bagged garbage, discarded food, paper, packaging. (Use City-issued trash cart for disposal of bagged rotting waste).
  2. Construction Debris: building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, etc.
  3. Unbagged Vegetative Debris: logs, leaves, tree branches, plants.
  4. Appliances: Doors must be sealed/secured.
  5. Do not block roadways or place debris near trees, poles, or fire hydrants. The first debris removal pass is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Curbside Solid Waste Collection

  • Limited curbside solid waste collection resumed on Thursday, Sept. 2nd.
  • The City’s solid waste contractors will only be dumping the city-issued 95-gallon trash cart during these initial passes.
  • Residents should continue to bag their rotting waste, place in the City-issued trash cart and leave their carts on the curb until they are emptied; it will take some time for sanitation contractors to complete the full, citywide collection cycle.
  • Recycling collections have been suspended until further notice.

New Orleans Public Library (NOPL)- Central City Library Opening Tomorrow

  • Central City Library will be open Monday, Sept. 6th, for computer/Wi-Fi access, phone charging stations, and air conditioning.
  • Located at the Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center at 2020 Jackson Avenue, Suite 139, the site will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • The Library does not have device chargers and asks residents to bring their own. Plugs will be available on a first come, first served basis for an hour per person.
  • All other Library locations remain closed at this time.
  • As additional libraries open, information on hours of operation can be found on org and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @nolalibrary.

Community Resources & Assistance

RTA adds Additional Routes to Limited Bus Service

  • Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority announced the addition of more routes to the limited bus service the agency is operating to support the city’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida.
  • Beginning Sunday, Sept. 5th, limited service will run daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a modified Saturday schedule along the following routes:
  • 27-Louisiana
  • 39-Tulane
  • 47-Canal
  • 84-Galvez
  • 88-St. Claude
  • 90-Carrollton
  • 94-Broad
  • 91-Jackson/Esplanade
  • 102-General Meyer
  • 114-General DeGaulle-Sullen
  • 115-General DeGaulle-Tullis
  • Fares continue to be waived.
  • For more information, visit or follow RTA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @NewOrleansRTA.

Uber Transportation Code

  • Uber Code: IDARELIEF2021
  • Uber is offering a free code to allow residents to go to City Cooling Centers and PODs at the below locations.

Treme Recreation Center (900 N. Villere St);
Cut-Off Recreation Center (6600 Belgrade St.);
Gernon Brown Recreation Center (1001 Harrison Ave.);
Milne Recreation Center (5420 Franklin Ave.); Stallings St.
Claude Recreation Center (4300 St. Claude Ave.);
John P. Lyons Recreation Center (624 Louisiana Ave.);
Joe W. Brown Recreation Center (5601 Read Blvd.);
Rosenwald Recreation Center (1120 S. Broad Ave.);
Joe W. Brown Park, (5475 Read Blvd.);
Mahalia Jackson Auditorium, (1451 Basin St.);
Skelly Park, (2515 Vespasian Blvd.);
Wesley Barrow Stadium, (6500 Press Dr.);
Life Transformation Community Center, (8606 Marks St.);
Arthur Monday Center (1111 Newton St.);
St. Roch Park (1800 St. Roch Ave.);
Harmony Oaks (2514 Washington Ave.);
McDonogh 35 (4000 Cadillac St.).

Blue Tarp Distribution

  • The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is providing blue tarps for Orleans Parish residents who sustained roof damage
  • Visit Blue Roof Information ( for information on how to retrieve a blue tarp

Points of Distribution (POD) Sites
MREs, water, ice:

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Skelly Park (2515 Vespasian Blvd.)
  • 8 a.m-6 p.m., Lyons Center (624 Louisiana Ave.)
  • 8 am.-6 p.m., Joe W. Brown Park (5475 Read Blvd.)
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Wesley Barrow Stadium (6500 Press Dr.)
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Auditorium (1419 Basin St.)
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Dryades YMCA (2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.)

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