Hurricane Ida History & Current Recovery Status
In 2021, Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana at 150mph with Category 4 winds, some of the strongest winds to ever hit the Pelican State. The National Hurricane Center reports that Ida produced storm surges of 9-14 feet, making it the second-most damaging hurricane in Louisiana history, after Hurricane Katrina (2005). Nearly a million residents lost power, and neighborhoods along the coast suffered damaged homes, lost vehicles and property, unemployment, and severe financial impacts. As part of the Louisiana Disaster Case Management Program (LADCMP) funded by the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Endeavors has established offices in Baton Rouge and Gretna, and is currently providing free Disaster Relief and Recovery services for hurricane survivors residing in the following 6 Louisiana parishes:
- St. Bernard
- St. James
Helping Louisianans Rebuild Their Homes & Their Lives
Our Disaster Relief and Recovery (DRR) services connect emergency or disaster victims to services and funding they may not be aware of, helping them recover after an emergency or disaster situation. From safety shelters and evacuation efforts to home repairs, new furniture, and clothing, Endeavors works ceaselessly to help in any way we can.
For Survivors: Start Your Journey to Recovery
If you need assistance recovering from Hurricane Ida, complete the Intake Application below. Your information will automatically be transmitted to a LADCMP Disaster Recovery organization based on your location (note: If you do not reside in one of the 5 parishes above, your case may be assigned to an organization other than Endeavors). Once you submit your Application, a Case Manager will contact you by phone within 24-48 hours.
Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief and Recovery Program FAQs
Regional Director of Disaster Recovery Dominique Stephenson manages all program operations for Disaster Case Management and Disaster Recovery programs in the continental United States.Read More
Regional Director of Disaster Recovery Dominique Stephenson manages all program operations for Disaster Case Management and Disaster Recovery programs in the continental United States. With over seven years of case management expertise, Dominique has directed ten large-scale disaster case management initiatives with multi-million dollar budgets. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Prairie View A&M University, and is passionate about helping communities rebuild and recover in the aftermath of disaster.
Dekethia L Thibodeaux is the Program Coordinator of Operations for the Louisiana Disaster Recovery team at Endeavors. Dekethia began her career in Social Services over 25 years ago providing mental health services to adults and children. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, Dekethia was part of the first Disaster Case Management team to respond to a natural disaster. Over the course of the years, Dekethia has worked disasters in Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and her home state, Louisiana. This is Dekethia’s fourth disaster with Endeavors. Dekethia holds Bachelors degrees in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Mobile, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Capella University.
This program is supported by a grant from the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Disaster Case Management Program (LADCMP).
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