September 3, 2012 5:26 PM

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's (DOTD) Crescent City Connection Division (CCCD) resumed ferry service at its Lower Algiers/Chalmette route yesterday. The ferry is currently operating on its normal 6:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. schedule. This is a pedestrian and vehicle ferry.

Although power was restored at the Algiers Point ferry landing today, the Canal Street/Algiers Point ferry remains out of service because of damage done to the landing during Hurricane Isaac and mechanical issues with the ferry boat.


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"We are committed to customer service, and are working to return the ferry to service by the end of this week," said David Tippett, executive director of CCCD. "We will notify the public once our services our online."

The Gretna Ferry remains out of service due to ongoing mechanical issues.


September 3, 2012 5:24 PM

Ms. Doris Voitier, Superintendent of the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools has announced that all public schools in St. Bernard Parish will be open tomorrow, September, 4, 2012.


September 3, 2012 4:05 PM

FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened Monday in St. Bernard and Orleans parishes to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage to their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

Specialists from the state of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

The DRCs are located at:

St. Bernard Parish

3220 Jean Lafitte Blvd.

Chalmette, LA 70043

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, 9/3, Labor Day only.

Tuesday forward: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice

Orleans Parish

19808 Chef Menteur Hwy.

New Orleans, LA 70129

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, 9/3, Labor Day only.

Tuesday forward: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice

Disaster recovery officials work closely with community leaders to find locations that provide safe and easy access for all survivors. More recovery centers will open as sites are identified and approved. To find a center location, click the locator at www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers  or by mobile phone at m.fema.gov.

"Visiting a center is a great opportunity for people to talk with recovery specialists and get questions answered," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall. "Although it's a good idea to register with FEMA before visiting a center, these caring professionals are there to walk you through the process if you need help."

Registration is quick and simple. Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.  If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Federal disaster assistance includes grants for eligible applicants to help pay for temporary rentals, emergency home repairs, uninsured personal property losses and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster.

SBA offers low-interest loans to residents and businesses. After registering with FEMA, visit any recovery center where SBA representatives will answer questions, explain the application process and help each resident or business owner apply to SBA. For SBA information or to apply online, visit www.sba.gov or call 1-800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 1-800-877-8339.

The presidential disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac now makes available federal assistance to eligible survivors in nine parishes: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John and St. Tammany.

For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, visit online at www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion6 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit our blog at www.fema.gov/blog.


Fri 8/31/2012 6:31 AM

Boil water advisory:

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Distribution PODS – Residents can get ice and water at 8333 W. Judge Perez Drive (Lowe’s Parking lot) and the corner of Highway 46 and Plantation Drive (old Capital One location).  The pods are scheduled to open Friday, August 31st at 9:00 a.m.

Garbage Pick-up – Garbage pick-up resumes today, August 31, 2012.

Storm Debris – Residents can bring storm debris to the dump on Paris Road between 7:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Transportation – St. Claude Bridge and Claiborne Bridge are now open.

Entergy - Entergy has crews throughout the parish working to restore power.  Customers can check www.entergy.com for their specific area.


August 29, 2012 9:58 PM

St. Bernard Parish President David E. Peralta has extended the parish-wide curfew currently in effect until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012. This parish-wide curfew is mandated for resident’s safety during the storm event. Parish crews are working throughout the parish removing debris and down trees.

St. Bernard Parish Emergency Operations Center will continue to work around the clock for the duration of the event and can be reached at 504-278-4268.