by: Susan Roesgen CHALMETTE, La. (WGNO) — Don’t give up. That’s the bottom line from St. Bernard Parish Government leaders, who know a thing or two about dealing with FEMA after Hurricane Katrina and multiple disasters since then. According to a list of tips sent by email from the Parish government on Tuesday (Sept. 14), the first step in appealing FEMA’s rejection of your “eligibility” is to know how long you have to change that decision. The second step is to read the FEMA rejection letter carefully, to see if you forgot to provide proper documentation when you applied for assistance.Read...
 WDSU Digital Team NEW ORLEANS — The city of New Orleans has provided a temporary option for garbage disposal while it works to catch up on trash pickups following Hurricane Ida. Starting Wednesday at 11 a.m. the city of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will allow residents to dispose of bagged household garbage at the Elysian Fields Transfer Station free of charge temporarily while they work to increase sanitation contractor capacity. Going forward, the Transfer Station will open at 8 a.m. daily. Given the demand, residents are advised that there could be...
Author: David Hammer / Eyewitness Investigator Published: 7:58 PM CDT September 15, 2021 Generators, say some, could have kept residents safe and saved a lot of money in evacuation and relocation costs.   NEW ORLEANS — Photographer Mark Mascar had been in New Orleans only a year when Hurricane Ida blew through. But the storm wasn’t the real eye-opener for the British citizen. That came from a new friend he met when he went to charge his phone at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub a week after the storm. A 66-year-old man was also charging his phone at...
by: ALLISON BRUHL Posted: Sep 16, 2021 / 07:30 AM CDT / Updated: Sep 16, 2021 / 08:10 AM CDTNEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD) — Entergy will be committing $1.25 million to communities recovering from Hurricane Ida, including $250,000 in funds for the American Red Cross. “Hurricane Ida’s impact to New Orleans and southeast Louisiana was devastating and our restoration efforts continue in the hardest-hit areas,” said Deanna Rodriguez, Entergy New Orleans president and CEO.“These charitable contributions will go directly to those who need it the most to help in their recovery.”Read...

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