Hurricane Ida

United Way of Southwest Alabama is gathering information about community resources for Hurricane Ida relief and recovery. We are updating this page as new resources become available.

Updated 09.15.2021 at 9:00 AM.

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Hurricane Ida Resource Fair for Storm Victims and Evacuees

Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24 from 7AM to 11AM at Central Presbyterian Church (1260 Dauphin Street, 36604).

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For Out-of-State Hurricane Ida Survivors

LOUISIANA – Please see link below for 4611-DR which includes Individual Assistance for numerous parishes. Evacuees from these parishes need be encouraged to call FEMA to register to determine if they are eligible for any assistance.

To register with FEMA, go online to Persons with a smartphone can download the FEMA app at https:// and register. Registration by telephone also is available by calling 800-621-3362. For TTY call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) also can call 800-621-3362.

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Call Louisiana United Way 2-1-1 at 800.755.5175

MISSISSIPPI – Please hold until Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 0800AM the Mississippi Call Center will go live to provide support to impacted citizens from the State of Mississippi 1-888-574-3583. At this time, the State of Mississippi does not have any IA designated counties.  SUBJECT TO CHANGE

For Alabama Hurricane Ida Survivors 
Call or text the United Way 2-1-1 Health and Human Services Referral Hotline at 888-421-1266.

United Way 211 is the quickest and most comprehensive way to connect with the services and assistance available to our community. When you dial or text, you will be connected with a 2-1-1 operator. Tell the operator about your situation, give them your address/zip code, and they will give you some names/phone numbers for you to follow up with. It is not instantaneous, and call volume is higher than usual, so please remind people to be patient.

FEMA Transitional Shelter Assistance – non-congregate housing for eligible survivors

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program that will provide temporary housing for Louisianans who have been displaced by Hurricane Ida.

TSA-eligible applicants must find and book their own hotel rooms. The list of participating hotels will be posted on    or you can get it by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. For TTY, call 800-462-7585. For 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362

The TSA program is for eligible survivors with a damaged dwelling address within the federally designated parishes of: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

Participating hotels are located in the following states: Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Click here to find a hotel


New Key Word Tool to help out of state survivors—Disaster SNAP (food stamps)

For D-SNAP information in Louisiana, text the keyword 𝗟𝗔DSNAP 𝘁𝗼 𝟴𝟵𝟴-𝟮𝟭𝟭.

Text LADSNAP to 898-211 as often as you need for updated on the status of Disaster SNAP benefit and the application process.

Information is subject to change.

Hurricane Ida Storm Shelters

James Seals Recreation Center
540 Texas Street
Mobile, Alabama 36604

Springhill Recreation Center
1151 Springhill Avenue
Mobile, Alabama 36604


Help change the lives of those impacted by Hurricane Ida by donating today.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama extends its heartfelt condolences to those living through this natural disaster and will contact sister United Ways in the storm’s trail to offer assistance. The people affected by this storm remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Hurricane Ida Relief QR CodeTo help with Hurricane Ida relief efforts

  • Text “IdaRelief21” to 91999, and follow the directions you receive in the response
  • Scan the QR Code
  • Click here

United Way 2-1-1 works to support Mobile County VOAD identifying community needs. UWSWA and Mobile County VOAD encourage those in need to call 2-1-1 or 888.421.1266.

Hurricane Ida Relief Donations

Individual Hurricane Relief Donors

  • Sarah Heintz
  • Dusty Levenberg
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Individual FEMA Disaster Assistance 

FEMA Disaster Assistance can help support your recovery from a major disaster. To apply for disaster assistance or for more information on the types of assistance available, TBA

Not sure if you are in an area declared for disaster assistance?

Visit and enter your address to find out if your area is declared for Individual Assistance.

Our disaster assistance partners can provide help with immediate needs FEMA is not authorized to provide.

Emergency Medical Assistance: Please dial 9-1-1.

Immediate Needs: Contact your local emergency management agency for help or referral to trusted disaster assistance partners serving your area. The FEMA Helpline (1-800-621-3362 / TTY (800) 462-7585)  may be able to provide additional referrals.

There is also support for individuals with disabilities, or access and functional needs.


Other Resources

Coping with Disaster – Free Resource for Kids

The American Red Cross has developed several free resources that adults can use with children to help them build resilience and cope with emergencies.

Do you want to join the team?