This page will be updated frequently. Follow us on @fractweets for the latest updates.

On August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall, 16 years to the day since Hurricane Katrina. FRAC is monitoring the situation and is working with our partners in the region to help ensure those in the path of the storm can still access the nutrition they need.

See below for announcements and outreach materials.

Federal Updates

Louisiana Updates

Alabama Updates

  • USDA Approvals for Alabama

    On September 2, 2021, USDA extended the time for SNAP households in 27 Alabama counties hard hit by Hurricane Ida to seek replacement benefits.

Mississippi Updates

  • USDA Approvals for Mississippi

    On September 5, 2021, USDA extended the time to seek replacement benefits for SNAP households in 38 Mississippi counties hard hit by Hurricane Ida.

New Jersey Updates

  • USDA Approvals for New Jersey

    On September 11, 2021, USDA approved New Jersey’s amended requests to allow SNAP households in four counties hard hit by Hurricane Ida to use SNAP benefits to purchase hot prepared foods and to extend the time for SNAP households to see replacement benefits.

New Orleans

  • Office of Preparedness
    For updates on conditions and recovery efforts in New Orleans, follow the city’s office of preparedness via @nolaready

Pennsylvania

New York

  • USDA Approvals for New York
    In the wake of tropical cyclone Ida, USDA  approved New York’s request for SNAP households in 8 counties to purchase hot prepared foods and have extra time to seek replacement benefits

    Replacing SNAP benefits (Tropical Storm Isiais)