LOCAL, STATE, & FEDERAL RECOVERY RESOURCES
- Click here for the latest press releases
- Click here for the latest announcements on Ascension Parish’s Facebook Page
- Click here to complete the power outage survey
- Click here for the Ascension Parish Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Website
- Click here for the Ascension Parish Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Facebook Page
CITY OF GONZALES
THE BATON ROUGE AREA CHAMBER (BRAC)
We are thankful for our great partners at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and appreciate all of the resources that they have shared not only with our members but also to our regional community in this time of need! Visit their disaster preparedness and response page that is updated daily here: https://brac.org/prepare
- TEMPORARY WORK SPACE: BRAC is compiling a list of temporary work spaces for those without access to their normal office or who lack electricity to work remotely. You may access it here. To add space to this list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GAS AVAILABILITY: Download the Gas Buddy App, a resource to find gas stations and track outages. To view locations with fuel on a map, you can visit their Tracker Map, which allows a user to zoom in and out of the Baton Rouge area.
- BRAC’S OPEN GROCERY STORE LIST: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VOWk86qUNuQjyiuZJLrNA6EsIddRoYuVJtNS4H1uME8/edit#gid=0
- FILE A CLAIM FOR UTILITY INTERRUPTION: If you are a business owner and have business insurance, you should check with your insurance agent on “utility interruption“ coverage. If you have been without power at your office and have lost income, you may be able to make a claim to recover some of your lost income. Check with your agent to see if you have coverage for lost income due to utility interruption to the location of your business. Not all business insurance policies have this endorsement. There might be certain “loss of income limits” that apply and “time without power” that apply.
ASCENSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Click here for the latest updates from Ascension Public Schools.
- ENTERGY DISASTER RESOURCES: Click here for Hurricane Ida Disaster Resources from Entergy
- DEMCO: Click here for the latest from DEMCO
- COX: Click here for COX’s Disaster Support Page
- EATEL: Click here for EATEL’s Storm Recovery Page and FAQ’s
LOUISIANA BUSINESS EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Click here for the latest updates.
LOUISIANA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HURRICANE RECOVERY RESOURCES
Click here for information about state and federal business recovery programs. This organization is a fast and flexible clearinghouse for connecting businesses to resources in times of disaster.
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Click here for updates in real time of road closures.
LOUISIANA LICENSING BOARD FOR CONTRACTORS
Click here to find out which contractors are currently licensed and registered with the state.
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available for 25 designated parishes. Those parishes include: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes. Residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane Ida can apply at laworks.net.
DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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. Households that do not normally qualify for regular SNAP benefits, may qualify for DSNAP based disaster-related expenses (loss of income, damage to home, etc.). Visit http://dcfs.la.gov/page/dsnap for more information.
- FEMA DAILY FACT SHEET 9/9/21
- FEMA TYPES OF ASSISTANCE FOR HURRICANE IDA SURVIVORS – Click here to view
- Register for FEMA disaster aid at disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362 if you live in one of the parishes impacted by Ida.
- FEMA’s TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TSA)
- FEMA RUMOR CONTROL & FAQs:
- To combat misinformation being shared related to FEMA benefits, the agency launched a page with common scams and accurate information. Visit it here. FEMA may be contacted at 1-800-621-3342.
- FEMA GENERATOR & CHAINSAW PURCHASE REIMBURSEMENT
- Louisiana survivors who purchased or rented a generator and/or chainsaw as a result of Hurricane Ida may be eligible for a reimbursement. Survivors must first apply for FEMA assistance by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov or calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Click here to find out if you may be eligible for an extension of IRS tax payment deadlines.
OPERATION BLUE ROOF
Operation Blue Roof for homeowners in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida will cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. To sign up or get more information, visit blueroof.us or call 1-888-766-3258.
SBA DISASTER LOANS:
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Louisiana businesses in Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes as a result of Hurricane Ida. Visit the SBA’s disaster loan assistance site, or reach out via its virtual business recover center (information below) for assistance.
- Virtual Business Recovery Center and
Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Monday – Sunday (7 days/week)
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time
- Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
- SBA offers small businesses, small ag cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofits of any size Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available to businesses regardless of any property damage.
- Download press release
- Fact Sheet (English)
- Fact Sheet (Spanish)
U.S. CHAMBER NATIONAL HELP DESK:
Call 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP for the following assistance:
- You want information about what to do and/or recovery best practices.
- You are in the impact area and want help navigating FEMA, SBA, and other assistance programs.
- You are in the impact area and are not sure who to call for a particular need or assistance.
- You want to support the recovery process and connect with chambers or businesses in the impacted area.