Parishwide Post Hurricane Ida Update / 10AM / September 16, 2021

09/16/2021 09:52 AM

    • Working on Hwy 182 from the Traffic Circle to Coteau Road, replacing almost every pole along Hwy 182. Motorists should expect delays.
    • Over 600 linemen in the Chauvin and Montegut communities, so traffic will be slow and Entergy is coordinating with Law Enforcement to handle traffic control.
    • Entergy has restored power to 17,211 customers in Terrebonne, representing about 62% of its customer base.
    • Continuing to work at 8 substations
    • Opening a Customer Information Center today, Sept. 16 at the Wal-Mart on Grand Caillou Rd. This center is place to ask questions, provide feedback and obtain valuable information about electric service provided by Entergy.
  • SLECA:
    • Continues to work on the Ashland Substation
    • Approx. 69% of its customer base now has power.
    • Two crews working on the Sixth Street #2 Substation; trouble shooting and repairing problems.
    • Today also, crews are working on Denley Road, the Cummins #1 and #3 substations making necessary repairs to restore power to these areas of the parish.
    • At this point, better than 95% of the customer base has power.
  • Because of the need to repair a water line in the northern part of the Parish, a Boil Water Advisory was issued yesterday for the area between 600 Main Project Road/Waterplant Road north to the Terrebonne/Lafourche Parish line. However, testing of water samples is underway now. When the Boil Water Advisory for this area is lifted, we will let people know.
  • Waterworks has a interactive map that shows where service is restored, where they are working and areas where service has not yet been restored as well as areas under Boil Water Advisory. The map can be found at, bottom of the page: Water News, Hurricane Ida Water Restoration Status, Interactive Map.
  • The American Red Cross will be serving about 6,350 meals today locally at the following sites:
  • Bunk House, Houma 8424 Main st and Hwy 57 - 400 lunch; 250 dinner
  • LA3087 & LA 659 ARC Mobile - 200 lunch; 200 dinner
  • West Main at Morgan Street, Downtown Houma (LA Dept. of Labor building) - lunch 200; dinner 200
  • 125 Coast Guard Rd., Dulac LA - Partner Drop - Griffin lunch 400
  • Lewis Mohana Furniture 4295 Highway 24, Bourg LA - Partner Drop -lunch 1000
  • Victory Life - 7382 Main St, Houma - Partner Drop – 2000
  • NAACP - 7163 Park Ave., Houma- Partner Drop – 500
  • Bell Baptist Church 2614 Hwy 1 Raceland LA (Lafourche Parish) - Partner Drop - 1000
In addition to the three sites FEMA is using for Disaster Survivor Assistance, FEMA has added a site at Cannata’s Family Market, 1977 Prospect Blvd, Houma, TODAY ONLY from 10am to 3pm to assist survivors who are hearing impaired and use American Sign Language to communicate.
The other three FEMA DSA sites:
  • 922 Sunset Ave (Food Bank)
  • 400 Monarch Drive (United Houma Nation)
  • Grand Caillou Middle School (on Grand Caillou Road just past Woodlawn Ranch Road)
  • A Terrebonne Business Status Hotline has been established. The goal is to quickly get a status update on businesses in the parish and what they may need to re-open.
  • Businesses can text “IDA” to 985-333-8332 and follow the prompts.
  • This Economic Stabilization group is also working on additional business-oriented recovery initiatives that will be announced early next week.
  • Residential garbage collection is following normal routes in the parish, but the volume and the rain yester, collection is running about a day behind, but Solid Waste expects to complete two complete runs by Sunday and resume normal schedule on Monday.
  • Storm debris pickup resumes today. To date, nearly 167,000 CY of storm debris have been picked up. Making progress in this area, but the job is massive.
  • Our roads are open and we are NOT flooded, so the trucks with critical supplies for this community waiting at the Louisiana/Mississippi state line can come on down.
  • Our Animal Shelter is getting calls about stray or abandoned animals in the parish and most of these have been without care for nearly 3 weeks. The public is cautioned not to try to pick up or approach these animals, but to call the Animal Shelter at 985-790-3254 so that the animal can be picked up and cared for at the shelter.
  • Currently we have in excess of 300 residents in shelters out of the parish and we are working to get these back in the parish. Some will need shelter space here. Covid testing and vaccinations continue at the shelters.