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Hurricane Ida Recovery Resources

We can't wait to have you back!

The Bridge Middle School opens Monday, Sept. 13th

The NET:Central City opens Tuesday, Sept. 14th

The NET:Gentilly opens Tuesday, Sept. 14th

New Orleans Accelerated High School (NOAH) opens Monday, Sept. 13th


Until then, we are here to provide support however we can: See supports below and reach out to your teachers for more!

Hot meals



Resource Center


EQA Student Emergency Fund-- Now CLOSED

9/10:  Thank you to our donors we've been able to provide over $35,000 in emergency financial support to over over 350 EQA families!


No new applications are being accepted as funds have been exhausted. If you applied on or before 9/10, and have not received payment, you will receive payment over the coming weeks.  



Please see below for important information from the city of New Orleans.  To receive Ida recovery and response information, or to sign up for the Special Needs Registry, text NOLAREADY to 77295, download the Smart911 app or call 311.


Cooling center, device charging and water distribution locations:

Operational hours (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

PODS (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Meals (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

Entergy New Orleans

  • Power has been restored to 11,500 households
  • Entergy will continue to mobilize crews following the flow of electricity to restore the city’s power where possible and where customers need it most
  • Residents are encouraged to avoid damaged equipment and downed powerlines
  • Learn more at and follow @Entergy on social media

Blue Tarp Distribution

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

Orleans Parish Communication District

  • 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 services are fully operational
  • Some cell phone carriers are continuing to experience difficulty connecting to 9-1-1
  • If your cell phone cannot connect to 9-1-1, residents are encouraged to dial using a landline, call 504-671-3600 or text 9-1-1 for emergency services if needed
  • If your cell phone cannot connect to 3-1-1, dial 504-539-3266 or text “Hello” to 311YES (311937)
  • City service requests can also be submitted at  
  • 9-1-1 should only be used for life-threatening emergencies
  • 3-1-1 should be used for non-life-threatening emergencies and non-emergency service requests

Regular Trash Pick Up

  • Sanitation contractors will start limited trash collection tomorrow, beginning with the regularly scheduled Thursday routes
  • Crews will only empty the city-issued 95-gallon trash cart

Infrastructure Recovery and Debris Removal

  • Debris and tree removal are underway to make streets passable
  • 32 blocks are cleared as of today 
  • Four-way stop signs are being placed at all intersection lights
  • Unlit intersections must be treated as a four-way stop
  • Sanitation, Public Works and Parks and Parkways are working to clear debris from major thoroughfares
  • Household storm debris will begin next week
  • Residents are asked to place storm-related debris curbside in the following categories:
    • Household Garbage: Bagged garbage, discarded food, paper, packaging (Use City issued trash cart when possible)
    • Construction Debris: building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, etc.
    • Unbagged Vegetative Debris: logs, leaves, tree branches, plants
    • Appliances: Doors must be sealed/secured
    • Do not block roadways or place debris near trees, poles, or fire hydrants

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • FEMA representatives have been deployed to Orleans Parish to support recovery efforts
  • To date, 53,000 households have registered for FEMA assistance
  • Residents are encouraged to register online at
  • Affected residents can also download the FEMA APP or call 1-800-621-3362 to register
  • Homeowners or renters with insurance policies are encouraged to file a claim with individual insurance provider

Shelter Coordination  

  • State and federal agencies are coordinating a 100 bed federally supported regional facility for people with critical medical needs at the E. N. Morial Convention Center
  • Shelter will be strictly limited to individuals with serious physical medical issues, ventilators, and/or electric life-preserving devices
  • Narrow triage criteria will be applied for entry to patients who are extremely vulnerable to heat-related illness that would cause premature death
  • Shelter will be staffed by federally provided Disaster Medical Assistance Team
  • For state-run shelters, contact Department of Children and Family Services

New Orleans Police Department

  • The Louisiana National Guard and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office continue to support NOPD in securing the City
  • The City of New Orleans has enacted a daily curfew between 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. until further notice that will be strictly enforced

New Orleans Public Libraries

  • Libraries will be closed through Labor Day

NOLA Public Schools

  • NOLA Public Schools' assessment recovery is still underway
  • Teams are gathering information on the City’s power grid and its impact on schools
  • Schools will remain closed until there are significant improvements in power
  • More detailed updates on the status of school operations moving forward by Sept. 7 are forthcoming