As the City of New Orleans updated residents on Hurricane Ida response and recovery efforts and Entergy restores more power across the city, community resources, such as citywide cooling sites, are reducing this weekend.

With about 4,000 customers without power as of the end of the day Sept. 9, Entergy expects to have those restored by late evening today (Sept. 10), if they are able to receive it.  

Additional recovery updates and remaining community resources are as follows:

Sanitation departments and contractors have cleared more than 500+ miles of City Right-of-Ways. Additionally, solid waste collection resumed last Thursday (Sept. 2). With reduced staffing and heavily loaded carts, it is taking longer to collect routes.

Debris removal continue. Residents should separate debris for removal – for details on how to separate your debris, please visit the NOLA Ready website. Debris contractors will be making three passes to remove debris. As residents continue to return, city officials will share more specific information about for the second and third passes for debris removal.

The cooling centers at eight NORD sites will operate through 6 p.m. Friday. NORD sites will return to normal programming after that. FEMA assistance will be available at four recreation centers next week, hours and locations will be announced soon.

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is providing blue tarps for Orleans Parish residents who sustained roof damage. Residents registered for the Blue Roof Program are reminded to beware of scammers. Blue Roof representatives never solicit participation, nor ask for Social Security, bank account numbers or any compensation for this service. Residents can visit Blue Roof Information ( for information on how to retrieve a blue tarp.

New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell also said that the city of New Orleans Health Department and other partners will be reopening vaccination sites Monday, Sept. 13, beginning with the site at Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin.

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