Tangipahoa Parish will begin accepting applications from property owners for a FEMA funded program designed to help with the removal of storm related debris and demolition of damaged structures on qualifying properties within Tangipahoa Parish’s jurisdiction.
The Hurricane Ida Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Program is being managed by Tetra Tech, a contractor of the parish, with all final eligibility determinations completed by FEMA.
If eligible for the program, residents may receive help with the demolition and removal of severely damaged structures that are deemed to be health hazards, not recoverable, or in threat of collapse due to the storm. The program can also help with the removal of large debris piles, hazardous trees, limbs, and stumps located on a property’s commonly used or maintained areas that pose a hazard to the community.
All properties must undergo a survey inspection to document the requested hazards and structures listed on the owner’s application.
A final report will be submitted to FEMA for review and approval of eligible hazards.
No work will begin on a property without FEMA approval and the necessary State environmental and historical reviews.