Three Disaster Recovery Centers Open Today

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Release date: 
September 11, 2012
Release Number: 
DR-4080-030

Orleans Parish Location Has Closed

BATON ROUGE, La. --  Three additional State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened Tuesday in Washington and St. James parishes to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage to their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

The Orleans Parish DRC, originally located in Chef Menteur Hwy., has closed and will soon be replaced by recovery centers in several new locations in Orleans Parish.

Specialists from the state of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

OPENING TODAY:

WASHINGTON PARISH (TWO DRCs)

Sweetwater Church of Christ

2200 Greenlaw

Franklinton, La 70438 (At the gym)

Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church

510 Ave. B

Bogalusa, La 70427

Both opening on: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday forward: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice

ST. JAMES PARISH

Zion Fleur Greater Baptist Church

216 W. Main St.

Gramercy, La 70052

Opening on: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday forward: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice

This brings to 14 the number of centers operating for survivors affected by Hurricane Isaac. More recovery centers will open as sites are identified and approved. For a list of open centers in Louisiana go online to www.fema.gov/disaster/4080.

Applying for disaster assistance is quick and simple. Survivors can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone at m.fema.gov. They may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to residents and businesses. After registering with FEMA, visit any Disaster Recovery Center where SBA representatives will answer questions, explain the application process and help each resident or business owner apply to SBA. For SBA information or to apply online, visit www.sba.gov or call 1-800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 1-800-877-8339.

The major disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac now makes available federal assistance to eligible survivors in 18 parishes: Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington.

For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, click www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. You can follow FEMA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit our blog at www.fema.gov/blog.

Last Updated: 
November 7, 2012 - 14:13
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