Please reach out and check on your neighbors, particularly those who are elderly or those with special medical needs. The special medical needs phone number is 658-2500.
You can get a great deal of up-to-date information, including open grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, home repair businesses, and restaurants, and also sign up for emergency alerts at the city’s emergency website at: http://ready.nola.gov .
Three Emergency Point of Distribution (POD) Sites Are Now Open
The National Guard has opened three emergency Point of Distribution (POD) sites where critical supplies are available including ice, water, and MREs in New Orleans East, Lower Ninth Ward and on the West Bank:
• 5501 Read Blvd in New Orleans East near Methodist Hospital
• 2730 Vespasian Blvd on the West Bank
• 700 Poland Ave., the Port of Embarkation in the Bywater
Sites will be open from 6am to 8pm, or until it is too dark to distribute supplies, until further notice.
The District “C” office number is 658-1030. Please also call 311 to report power lines down, street flooding, debris removal, or other issues. The city is using 311 reports to track areas of concern and to schedule city responses.