Disaster Recovery Centers Close Thanksgiving Day

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Release date: 
November 24, 2008
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) across Louisiana will close on Thursday, Nov. 27 and reopen Friday, Nov. 28.  The list below contains the locations of all of the DRCs open for the week of Nov. 24, 2008.

Disaster Recovery Center location and hours of operation:

Assumption Parish
Napoleonville Community Ctr.
4770 Hwy. 
Napoleonville, LA 70390

Calcasieu Parish  
Trinity Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall
1701 Ryan St. 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 

Cameron Parish
Recreation District
1250 Recreation Cl. 
Hackberry, LA 70645

Cameron Parish
Grand Lake Recreation District #5
108 Recreation Ln.        
Grand Lake, LA 70607 

Concordia Parish
Vidalia Conference  
Convention Ctr.  
112 Front St.
Vidalia, LA 71373

Iberia Parish
Iberia Parish Fire
Protection District #1
2309 Avery Island Rd.
New Iberia, LA 70560 

Lafourche Parish    
Old Wal-Mart 
4876 Hwy. 1 
Mathews, LA 70375

Orleans Parish
Main Library 
219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112    

Rapides Parish 
Bolton Avenue 
Community Center
315 Bolton Ave.
Alexandria, LA 71301 

Terrebonne Parish 
Town Hall Building  
805 Barrow St. 
Houma, LA 70360 

Vermilion Parish
American Legion Hall
605 N. Gin 
Erath, LA 70533

Winn Parish
First Baptist Church
111 East Court St.
Winnfield, LA  71483

Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Disaster Recovery Center staff can answer questions about registration for disaster assistance and hazard mitigation, help with disaster loan applications and provide information and contacts for other programs.

Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike are encouraged to register for assistance by calling the toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY 1-800-462-7585) which is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. Applicants also may register on-line at www.fema.gov.

Residents are encouraged to register prior to visiting a Disaster Recovery Center.

Officials remind affected residents who have already filled out damage report forms with the state, parish emergency managers or voluntary agencies that they must register with FEMA at the above numbers or Web site to be considered for federal assistance.

All residents also are encouraged to get involved with the recovery process by helping spread the word about available assistance and the registration numbers. 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives at the Disaster Recovery Centers will meet individually with each applicant to provide assistance in completing his or her disaster loan application and to accept completed disaster loan applications.  Returning the applications is an essential part of the disaster recovery process even for individuals who do not want a loan.

The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations for losses not fully ...

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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