Hurricane Ida Updates (9.1.2021)

A CITYWIDE CURFEW is in effect from 8:00pm – 6:00pm until further notice.

FEMA ASSISTANCE You can apply for FEMA assistance by visiting or calling 800-621-3362 between 6am-10pm.
PROPERTY DAMAGE If you have experienced damage and have insurance, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim. Document your damages via photographs and lists of damaged property and items.

WHAT’S OPEN: Where to get gas, groceries, and more in New Orleans 
See a running list of open businesses from here.
Use #OpenNola on social media.

New Orleans business owners can also make their spaces available for citizens to charge electronic devices by visiting

A full calendar and list of resources available: This site contains current information on street closures in the city due to floods, debris and traffic accidents. It’s powered by NOLA Ready (the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness).

Message from the Vieux Carre Commission

“We at the VCC and HDLC are hoping that you and yours made it safely through the storm. Now that you are able to assess the damage please proceed with whatever you need to do to make your property weathertight. Repair roofs, replace flashing, seal windows and doors, etc. Returning your building to weathertight conditions is critical, as you well know. As the City works to regain power we are not in a position to issue permits or even reliably receive applications. Please proceed in the meantime but it is vital that you document the work so we can retroactively issue the requisite permits when we are able. This is not an invitation to do work that is not approvable or appropriate. This is only being extended on an emergency basis and only for work that is related to storm damage. Thank you and be safe!”