We hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and secure. In the wake of Hurricane Ida, the JEDCO team continues to assess and respond to businesses in Jefferson Parish. We have built a Hurricane Ida Resources Page on our website, which is being updated on a regular basis. JEDCO is in close contact with our partners around the state and region to compile the most up-to-date information and resources to support your business needs.
Entergy provided an update this morning with preliminary restoration dates for customers. They have crews working around the clock to restore power to our community. We are tremendously grateful for the thousands of linemen who are helping to drive our recovery.
We encourage our businesses to visit the Jefferson Parish Hurricane Season Dashboard for the latest news and information on response and recovery in JP. If your business has been impacted by the hurricane, you can apply for assistance through FEMA and the SBA.
Our partners at Greater New Orleans, Inc. will be hosting a webinar this afternoon (9/3) at 3:00pm alongside the SBA to provide disaster assistance information to businesses. You can register for that webinar here.
The JEDCO team is here to ensure that our businesses stay informed and supported as we all work together toward recovery. As always, JEDCO is here for you today and every day.
On Aug. 30, President Joseph R. Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Ida beginning on Aug. 26, 2021 and continuing.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin Operation Blue Roof for homeowners in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. To sign up or get more information, visithttp://blueroof.us or call 1-888-766-3258.