Jefferson Parish businesses are asked to review their re‐entry placard inventory to ensure that their business staff has the placards necessary to return as quickly as possible to Jefferson Parish following an evacuation that may occur during the 2012 hurricane season. If your business received re‐entry placards, please review each placard to determine if it is still valid. If your placards have expired, please log‐in to the Jefferson Parish Re‐Entry Placard Program site at www.jumpstartjefferson.com
and select “Enter the Jumpstart Jefferson Re‐Entry Application Process”. The Jefferson Parish Re‐Entry Placard Program has been updated and now shares a common database with our regional parishes. The new database means that all businesses renewing or updating placards, even if there was a previous account, MUST set‐up a new account by selecting “Click Here to Get Started”. If you have a valid account that was updated or created in 2011, you may select the tab “Already Have an Account” to continue with the request. Remember the importance of keeping the username and password on file so that business owners can update and re‐enter accounts in the future. Also, please remember to keep accounts updated with the most current information.
Jefferson Parish is encouraging all citizens to subscribe to the Jefferson Parish Community Alert System, JPALERT.
JPALERT is an alert notification system that allows officials to immediately contact subscribers during a major crisis or emergency and can deliver important real‐time emergency notifications and updates to home phones, email, pagers, smart phones, other handheld devices, and via text messages on cell phones.
JPALERT is a free service; however, some wireless carriers may apply charges to receive messages on some devices. JPALERT will provide information and instruction regarding life‐threatening or severe weather, highly disruptive road shutdowns, evacuation or shelter‐inplace, and other emergency information for Jefferson Parish. JPALERT will give citizens and businesses instructions on where to go, what to do or what not to do, and who to contact during an emergency. Additional important information can be passed on to individuals through this notification system.
Citizens wishing to receive emergency alerts from JPALERT must register. To register online go to: http://jpalert.com and follow the instructions. If citizens do not have internet access, contact Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department service representatives at (504) 349‐5360, between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, to register.
For more information, please contact the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department at (504) 349‐5360.