FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in New Orleans East

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Office of the Mayor Press Releases & Media Advisories


February 13, 2017 

Contact: Erin Burns

For Media Inquiries Only
(504) 658-4945

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS – Today, FEMA opened a disaster recovery center at East New Orleans Public Library (5641 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127) for residents seeking local and federal services who were impacted by the Feb. 7 tornado. On Saturday, President Trump declared a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana. This means impacted individuals in Orleans Parish are now eligible for assistance from the federal government and allows for the release of federal funds to help recover from the severe storms and EF-3 tornado in New Orleans East.


The City has set a 30-day timeline to clear all debris from the impacted area. This will be completed in three curbside passes by City contractors and local, national, non-profit and faith-based organization volunteers.


In addition to clean-up efforts, the City, in conjunction with the City Council, has introduced a building permit fee waiver ordinance to ease the burden on impacted individuals as they begin to rebuild their homes and businesses.


Below is a list of efforts the City and its partners have undertaken since the tornado touchdown. Residents are urged to monitor www.ready.nola.gov  for up-to-date information.