City Opens Transfer Station for Residents to Temporarily Dispose of Bagged Household Garbage Free of Charge

Hoping to assuage complaints about uncollected garbage piling up on curbs across New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Ida, the City Sanitation Department is allowing residents to dispose of bagged household garbage at the Elysian Fields Transfer Station free of charge temporarily while it works with trash collection contractors work to increase capacity....

DSNAP Approved for Residents in 25 Louisiana Parishes Hit by Hurricane Ida

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval Sept. 14, to provide Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) to families impacted by Hurricane Ida. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved a DSNAP operation for the following parishes and ZIP codes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton...

McDonald’s, Local Owners Team Up to Serve Free Hot Meals to Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Local McDonald’s restaurant Owner/Operators and McDonald’s USA will serving thousands of free, hot meals top from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily Sept. 8 - Sept. 11 to New Orleanians impacted by Hurricane Ida. The fgrab-and-go meals are prepared and distributed from the McDonald’s McRig, a full-sized tractor-trailer with a...

City of New Orleans Offers Transportation Assistance to State Shelters After Hurricane Ida

With continued power outages and service interruptions in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida, the City of New Orleans will begin offering daily transportation assistance to state-run public shelters for residents who want to temporarily leave the impacted area. Entergy New Orleans estimates power will be fully restored to Orleans Parish...

U.S. Rep. Troy Carter Calls on Gov. Edwards to Reinstate Expanded Unemployment Benefits Ahead of the Sept. 6

Ahead of the Sept. 6 expiration of expanded unemployment benefits at the federal level, U.S. Rep. Troy A. Carter Sr., is calling on Gov. John Bel Edwards to retroactively reinstate expanded unemployment benefits for Louisiana residents. The option to make these benefits retroactive ends on Monday, Sept. 6. Yielding to...

RTA Restores Limited Service to Assist Residents in Hurricane Ida Recovery

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority today announced the restoration of limited bus service to support the city’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida. Limited service will be restored along the following routes: ·       27-Louisiana (modified route from Broad St. to Tchoupitoulas St.) ·       39-Tulane ·       47-Canal ·       88-St. Claude (modified route from Basin St....