Flood Awareness

Volunteer and Donation Resources

American Red Cross

1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669)

New Orleans Area Red Cross


City of Kenner Food Bank                      (504) 468-7220
Salvation Army www.salvationarmyusa.org
United Way of New Orleans               www.unitedwaysela.org
City of Kenner Police Department                 712-2222 or 911
City of Kenner Fire Department 467-2211 or 911
City of Kenner Public Works Department 468-7515
City of Kenner Inspections & Code Enforcement   468-4062
Louisiana State Troopers (Troop B) (504) 471-2775 or 1-800-964-8076 or 911
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (504)-363-5500 or 911
FEMA Registration, Food Stamps 1-800-621-3362 or www.fema.gov
New Orleans Red Cross www.arcno.org
United Way of New Orleans www.unitedwaysela.org
Center for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
Gouging Complaints (Attorney General 1-800-488-2770
Louisiana Public Assistance www.louisianapa.com
HUD Housing & Urban Development (504) 589-7201
Social Security Administration www.socialsecurity.gov

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security &  Emergency Prepardness                       

(225) 925-7500 or http://gohsep.la.gov/


Emergency Information Links

Emergency Supply List - Ready.gov's recommended emergency supply list

Family Emergency Plan - Ready.gov's Family Emergency plan

Avoiding Hurricane Damage - FEMA Avoiding Hurricane Damage Checklist for Homeowners

Louisiana AgCenter - LSU AgCenter Floods and Hurricanes Information

Pet Owners Fact List - FEMA's Pet Owners checklist

Social Media Contact Sites - Social Media contacts for Government Agencies

GOHSEP Hurricane Guidelines /  Evacuation Route - Official Louisiana Hurricane Survival Guide

Governors Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Prepardeness

River Gage - River Stage Data for the Mississippi River

Louisiana State Board of Contractors - Information of Licensed Contractors

Weather Links - Several website containing local weather related information

Disaster Assistance - Information on Disaster Assistance & Applications

Floodsmart.gov - Flood resource information

Louisiana State Police - Prepardeness and Evacuation Information

Elevation Certificates - Completed Elelvations Certificates


For additional links and information, view Understanding Flood Risks


Flood Warning System


Jefferson Parish operates a flood warning system called JPAlert to alert citizens about the possibility of impending flooding caused by hurricanes, tropical storms, and storm water from prolonged thunderstorms, tornadoes, winter storms, high winds, or a combination thereof.

JPAlert also allows officials to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency and can deliver important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to all of your devices.

A warning period will be available for most emergency situations, but the amount of lead time may vary from hazard to hazard. Proper action during this warning period will save lives, reduce injuries, and protect property. 

JPAlert will give you instructions on where to go, what to do or not do, and who to contact during an emergency.  To sign up for this free service, go to www.jeffparish.net , scroll down the homepage and click on JPAlert.

In the event of a power outage, use a battery powered radio to listen for initial warning information preceded by three (3) short dual tones and subsequent updates on 870 AM or 101.9 FM.


FEMA Elevation Certificates 


These certificates are necessary to determine Base Flood Elevation (BFE) when building a commercial or residential structure, or mitigation of a structure which has been repetitively flooded or substantially damaged. A licensed surveyor is the only person that can provide this service. Copies of completed certificates on file may be obtained by the owner by calling the City of Kenner Building Permits Office at 468-4062 , by coming into the office at 1801 Williams Blvd Building B Room 102, or by going on-line to Elevation Certificates.