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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Visits St. Francisville Through Thursday

Release date: 
September 22, 2008
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) opened today in St. Francisville to help residents affected by recent hurricanes. This makes 15 centers open to date.

This center will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Thursday, Sept. 25. The mobile center is located at:

West Feliciana Parish
West Feliciana Health Unit
5154 Burnett Road
St. Francisville, LA 70775

Currently, the other 14 DRCs are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to officials from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

At the centers, residents and business owners can meet with representatives from the state, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Red Cross to get answers and information. Applicants can get disaster loan applications and information and drop off completed applications. Returning the applications is a key part of the disaster recovery process even if you do not want a loan. If you do not return the applications, the process for individuals to get aid ends. Please complete the application as you may be eligible for other needs through the state or non-profits.

Applicants don't have to visit centers in their own parishes; they can go to the centers nearest to where they work or where they currently are staying. As a reminder, please register before you visit a DRC and bring your registration number. Those with computer access to the Internet should register online at in order to free up the telephone registration lines for those who do not have computers.

FEMA mitigation specialists also are on hand at the DRCs to give advice on ways to minimize or eliminate damage to their property from future storms. This free service is available to anyone, not just those who had damage from the recent hurricanes.

Callers can help out by calling before or after peak hours or on Sundays to reduce wait time. Residents may call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 1-800-462-7585) 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Applicants who had damage from both hurricanes must register twice, once for each disaster.


Additional DRC locations are:

Assumption Parish???????????????????????????????????????????????????? Ascension Parish
Napoleonville Community Center??????????????????????????????????? Old All Star Ford Building
4770 Highway 1??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 13192 Airline Highway
Napoleonville, LA 70390??????????????????????????????????????????????? Gonzales, LA 70737

Avoyelles Parish???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? East Baton Rouge
Avoyelles Parish Shopping Center????????????????????????????????? Louisiana Leadership Institute
(Next to Popeye's Chicken)?????????????????????????????????????????? 5763 Hooper Road
816 Tunica Drive East?????????????????????????????????????????????????? Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Marksville, LA 71351

Iberville Parish?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Jefferson Parish
Iberville Parish Library????????????????????????????????????????????????? Avondale Park
24605 J. Gerald Berret Boulevard?????????????????????????????????? 709 South Jamie Boulevard
Plaquemine, LA 70764?????????????????????????????????????????????????? Avondale, LA 70072

Lafourche Parish??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Livingston Parish
Old Walmart Building??????????????????????????????????????????????????? Old State Police Camp
4876 Highway 1?????????????????????...

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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