Update 1. Sunday, August 29, 2021. 2200 PT

There is a lot of coverage on this ongoing incident but we wanted to make sure our Louisiana readership and those outside of the area are fully aware of news, resources and who/how to get assistance.

Currently, at the time of this post, officials are asking you not to travel or go outside, as this is the most dangerous time of all. Additionally, you will need to shelter-in-place where you are (if you are somewhere safe). There are some rescues being made but you will need to listen to local news and officials.

This hurricane is said to be even stronger than Katrina, exactly 16 years ago today, so please take every precaution you can to protect yourself, your people and your pets. We are thinking of you all this evening.

2300 CDT

2259 CDT

New Orleans FD: “The glow in the Mississippi River by Algiers is not from the Refinery, but from a ship in the river.”

2255 CDT

Credit: NOAA

2143 CDT

Entergy – “We have provided back-up generation to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. Power will not be restored this evening, but we will continue work to remedy.”

1735 CDT

NOFD: “Collapsed structure at Upperline and LaSalle Street.” Photo Credit | NOFD


NOFD : Roof off building on Toulouse and Decatur Street. Photo Credit: NOFD Chief C Mickal, Photo Unit.


Animal Services

  • Louisiana SPCA


  • OPCD911 – New Orleans 911 Dispatch
Credit: OPCD911

Emergency Management

  • NEMA (National EM Association) – Activated this morning.
  • Wagoner County EMA, GRDA crews
  • Baldwin County EMA

FEMA – (https://www.fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ida)

  • NYC USAR TF1 – Activated by FEMA about two hours ago with 83 members, FDNY, NYPD, NYOEM.
  • FL USAR TF2 – Made up those from the FDs in Florida. They will be staged at the Mississippi’s National Guard Training base, just outside of Hattiesburg, MS.
Credit | FL TF2
  • CA USAR TF4 – Activated by FEMA makes up team from Oakland FD

Fire Department/Stations

Human Services

  • American Red Cross
  • World Central Kitchen @WCKitchen (Twitter)

Important Resources

NOAA – Storm Updates https://www.noaa.gov/

LA State Police – Report online suspicious activity https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/suspicious.nsf/WebForm?OpenForm

Animal Rescue – https://www.louisianaspca.org/hurricane-ida/

American Red Cross – Shelters – (https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/red-cross-sending-resources-from-maine-to-lousiana-as-hurricane-ida-makes-landfall/ar-AANSkFZ) or https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Cajun Bayou Government – https://www.lacajunbayou.com/hurricane-ida

Hurricane Safety – https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Power Outages – https://www.ready.gov/power-outages

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