Already impacted by Hurricane Ida, residents of LaPlace are preparing for wintry weather expected Thursday evening

“Hopefully it’s here and gone and we’re back to normal Louisiana weather for this time of year. You know, ’60s and low ’70s,” Marty Duhon and his wife Kody said it was a real struggle to recover from Hurricane Ida. “We had 18 inches of water in our house. We had fallen trees in the backyard. The fence fell down. Pretty much the whole house damaged,” said Marty Duhon. Nearly five months after Ida, the family, like many others in LaPlace, are living in an RV as they work to bring their home back to life. Duhon said the last thing people in LaPlace need is severe winter weather, which is expected to hit us late next week. “As long as it doesn’t stay above freezing, which is where I have problems with freezing pipes, I’m fine. I’m fine,” said Marty Duhon. Jayce Branch’s house a few blocks away is far from normal. He got at least 4 feet of water during Ida and he can’t afford worse weather. He said the onset of winter will not hamper his progress. “We don’t stop. I have a broken windshield here. They’re going to put that up,” Branch said. FEMA is sending a message to residents of Ida-affected areas about the potential impact of the upcoming cold weather. Providing tips, especially for those living in FEMA trailers, such as: B. The development of evacuation and emergency communication plans. Temperatures are expected to drop from Thursday night into Friday morning. There is potential for light icing in Terrebonne township in riverside communities including St. John the Baptist. Luckily Jayce said he has somewhere to stay if the cold weather hits. “I am grateful that I can live with my mother. So it’s not like I’m homeless,” Jayce said. “The heater is propane. The camper stays pretty warm. If we run out of propane in the middle of the night and have to swap cylinders. We’re very comfortable in the camper. We’re very lucky,” said Marty Duhon. From FEMA:FEMA Temporary Shelters Winter has arrived and the safety and well-being of residents living in FEMA temporary shelters is a major concern for the agency. Below are tips on how to prepare for winter cold and precipitation. What to do in case of severe weather: When severe weather is forecast, heed weather warnings and obey all local official evacuation orders. Use the weather radio to monitor evacuation orders. Should local officials advise prefab occupants to find more stable housing, evacuate immediately. Survivors living in trailers must leave the trailer where it is. Never take shelter in a caravan or prefab unit during high winds, freezing storms, freezing rain or sleet or flooding. Expectations for FEMA Temporary Shelter Residents Before, During, and After Storms Residents of FEMA temporary shelters may not board up windows, move the unit, or alter the units in any physical way. When local emergency management officials call for an evacuation, individuals are only allowed to take personal belongings. FEMA strongly encourages applicants to purchase renters insurance while in FEMA units. Applicants in FEMA temporary shelters should develop their own evacuation and emergency communications plans. Residents of FEMA temporary shelters should always follow evacuation instructions provided by state or local emergency management officials. Those unable to evacuate can contact their local emergency manager or call 211 to help with their transportation needs. Do not leave your pet in a manufactured housing unit or trailer during inclement weather. If a resident’s unit is damaged, they are encouraged to contact their caseworker to advise if the resident can return home, or they may call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those using a relay service such as a videophone should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service. The toll-free phone

“Hopefully it’s over and we’re back to normal Louisiana weather for this time of year. You know, 60’s and low 70’s.”

Marty Duhon and his wife Kody said it’s been a real struggle recovering from Hurricane Ida.

“We had 18 inches of water in our house. We had fallen trees in the backyard. The fence fell down. Pretty much the whole house damaged,” said Marty Duhon.

Nearly five months after Ida, the family, like many others in LaPlace, are living in an RV while they work to bring their home back to life.

Duhon said the last thing people in LaPlace need is severe winter weather, which is expected to hit us late next week.

“As long as it doesn’t stay above freezing, which is where I have problems with freezing pipes, I’m fine. I’m fine,” said Marty Duhon.

A few blocks away, Jayce Branch’s home is far from back to normal. He got at least 4 feet of water during Ida and he can’t afford worse weather. He said the onset of winter will not hamper his progress.

“We’re not stopping. I have a broken windshield here. They’re going to hang that up,” Branch said.

FEMA is sending a message to residents of Ida-affected areas about the potential impact of the upcoming cold weather.

Providing tips, especially for those living in FEMA trailers, such as: B. The development of evacuation and emergency communication plans.

Temperatures are expected to drop from Thursday night into Friday morning.

There is potential for light icing in Terrebonne township in riverside communities including St. John the Baptist. Luckily Jayce said he has somewhere to stay if the cold weather hits.

“I am grateful that I can live with my mother. So it’s not like I’m homeless,” Jayce said.

“The heater is propane. The camper stays pretty warm. If we run out of propane in the middle of the night and have to swap cylinders. We’re very comfortable in the camper. We’re very lucky,” said Marty Duhon.

From FEMA:

FEMA Temporary Shelters

Winter has arrived and the safety and well-being of the residents living in FEMA’s temporary housing units is a top concern for the agency. Below are tips on how to prepare for winter cold and precipitation.

What to do in case of a storm:

  • When severe weather is forecast, heed weather warnings and obey any local official evacuation orders.
  • Use the weather radio to monitor evacuation orders.
  • Should local officials advise prefab occupants to find more stable housing, evacuate immediately.
  • Survivors living in trailers must leave the trailer where it is.
  • Never take shelter in a caravan or prefab during strong winds, freezing storms, freezing rain or sleet or flooding.

Expectations for FEMA residents of temporary housing before, during, and after severe weather

Residents of FEMA temporary housing may not board up windows, move the housing unit, or physically alter the housing units in any way. When local emergency management officials require evacuation, individuals must do so only take personal belongings with you.

  • FEMA strongly encourages applicants to purchase renters insurance while in FEMA units.
  • Applicants in FEMA temporary shelters should develop their own evacuation and emergency communications plans.
  • Residents of FEMA temporary shelters should always follow evacuation instructions provided by state or local emergency management officials. Those unable to evacuate can contact their local emergency manager or call 211 to help with their transportation needs.
  • Do not leave your pet in a manufactured housing unit or trailer during inclement weather.

If a resident’s unit is damaged, they are encouraged to contact their caseworker to advise if the resident can return home, or they may call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those using a relay service such as a videophone should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service. The toll-free phone

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