St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Tropical Storm Isaac: Update 12:30 p.m.

Tropical Storm Isaac: Update 12:30 p.m.

September 1, 2012 – 12:30 p.m.

EVACUATIONS: Total 3901 evacuations – evacuated 254 in the last 24 hours

POD Sites: Four POD locations : Open from 9: 00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

4436 MREs, 86400 bottles of water, 15255 lbs. of ice distributed

1. East St. John Elementary
400 Ory Drive, LaPlace, LA 70068

2. Fifth Ward Elementary
158 Panther Drive, Reserve, LA 70084

3. Garyville/Mt. Airy Math and Science Magnet
240 LA Hwy 54 Mount Airy, LA 70076

4. St. John the Baptist Courthouse
2393 Hwy 18 Edgard, LA 70049

MEDICAL: Medical facility is open for minor medical conditions & RX refills at the Medical Office Building in front of River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace at 500 Rue de Sante Blvd.

Hours of Operation: Saturday to Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mental Health Counseling Center – open at New Wine Christian Fellowship, 1929 West Airline Hwy, LaPlace.

River Parishes Hospital is now open.

FEMA- St. John the Baptist Parish is one of 5 parishes approved for individual assistance (IA), disaster relief, and federal funding.

Individuals and households who sustained losses from Hurricane Isaac and who’s losses are not covered by insurance can begin applying for assistance by registering online at, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

A disaster recovery center is being set up at this time, please stay tuned for location and times. Individual are encouraged to go online to view the necessary documents.
Information needed to apply:

1. SSN
2. Pre-diseaster address
3. Telephone number to be contacted
4. Insurance information
5. Total household annual income
6. Bank Account Information
7. Description of losses caused by Hurricane Isaac

FOOD STAMPS: All low-to moderate-income Louisianans should pre-apply online for Disaster Food Stamps at or call 1-888-LAHELPU (524-3578) . Information needed for pre-applications is as follows:
o Name,
o social security number,
o birth date for each household member
o Parish where you currently live
o Residential address
o Monthly income for each household member
o Liquid resources for each household member such as:
 Cash on Hand
 Checking Accounts
 Savings Accounts
 Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
 Money Market Accounts

EVACUATION PHONE LINE: Call 2-1-1 for location information on evacuees and for shelter information.

WATER SUPPLY: Water Supply has been restored.

A boil water advisory is in effect until further notice for the West Bank and LaPlace residents.

POWER: 17,565 customers remain without power.

Entergy is assessing and restoring: Following assessment, Another crew will follow to begin restoration
1. Belle Pointe
2. Sugar Ridge
3. Cambridge
4. Riverlands
5. New Era
6. River Forest
7. Hwy 18 on the West Bank
8. Airline Hwy

Working Area- Breaker issues – once complete, power will be on
between Main Street and Reserve
• Belle Terre to Country Club
• WalMart
• Riverlands Shopping Center

Additional crews are coming in- All trucks restoring power are not “Entergy” trucks

CURFEW: Curfew between 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. – St. John Residents can enter with proper ID
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes based on the roads that are currently open.

MAJOR ROAD CLOSURES: For travel information, call 5-1-1 or visit
Airline Hwy - closed between LA 22 (Ascension Parish) and LA 641 (St. James Parish)
LA 641 is closed between I -10 E/B and Airline Hwy
I-10 Westbound- closed between US 51 and Belle Terre Blvd. exits
US 51 closed b/w I—55- and Woodland Drive
LA 628 at Ideal Court
I-10 E/B at LA 3188 S/B off ramp and LA 3188 N/B on ramp to I-10 E/B

I-12 E/B to I-55 S/B to I-10 E/B
I-10 E/B Between LA 3188 and milepost #209 – one lane open
I-10 E/B to Hwy 22 to Hwy 70 to LA 3127 to LA 3213 to US 61
I-10 W/B to I-310 S/B to US 61 N/B