Hurricane Ida barreled through the City of New Orleans and other parts of the state, leaving much damage in wake of this disaster.
With downed power lines, damaged properties and power outages all over the city, it is presently, in a state of uncertainty. Many are seeking answers moving forward. Data News Weekly intends to as we did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, provide the most current and accurate information for our readers.
This is some of the information we have as of press time.
The City has a damaged power grid and is doing an assessment, but presently, the power is out throughout the City of New Orleans.
The City is encouraging those who evacuated before Hurricane Ida, do not return until further notice because of power outages, debris, hazards and damage.
For those who remained in the city 911 is back online as well as 311, that the city is asking residents to report down trees.
Also, to assist in helping with the work of restoring power, Entergy is calling on residents to call 1-800-Entergy to report downed power lines. Also, to report damage at damage.la.gov.
For those who need assistance during these stressful and uncertain times you may apply for FEMA Assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Homeowners and renters whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ida and live in a designated parish may be eligible for FEMA Assistance.
For those who want to help by giving much needed resources and monies to help go to redcross.org and say specifically that it is for Hurricane Ida.
Of course, there are many other reputable organizations that are out there but beware of scams in addition false information spreading online.
These are truly important times and getting accurate information is essential in getting people the resources they need. And we at Data News Weekly continues to be committed to giving you news that you can use.