BATON ROUGE, La. — Survivors in Jefferson Parish have more time to visit the State/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers in Marrero and Metairie, as the centers’ operating dates have been extended.
The Marrero recovery center will be open through Oct. 16 and the one in Metairie through
Oct. 31. They had been scheduled to close on Tuesday.
The recovery centers are located at:
6716 W. Metairie Ave.
Metairie, LA 70003
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31. Closed Sundays.
5801 Leo Kerner Pkwy.
Estelle, LA 70072
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 16. Closed Sundays.
(Directions to the Marrero DRC location from Barataria Boulevard-Turn south onto Leo Kerner-Lafitte Pkwy/Lafitte Larose Hwy/LA 3134. There’s a Walgreens and McDonald’s on the corner. Keep south on Leo Kerner-Lafitte Pkwy/Lafitte Larose Hwy /LA 3134. Pass the Destrehan intersection and pass Grace Baptist Church on the right side of the highway. Continue driving for one to two miles. Look for Estelle Playground on the left side of Leo Kerner-Lafitte Pkwy/Lafitte Larose Hwy.)
At the recovery centers, hurricane survivors can speak directly with federal specialists who can provide answers to their questions about the types of assistance available to eligible applicants, check on the status of a survivor’s application, provide answers about ineligibility letters and filing an appeal, and explain other programs that may be available to survivors. The agency representatives do not distribute cash, checks or debit cards.
For a list of open centers in Louisiana, go to www.fema.gov/disaster/4080.
Survivors may register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone 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 will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Small Business Administration (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 speech or hearing impaired may call 1-800-877-8339.
For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, visit online at www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion6 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit our blog at www.fema.gov/blog.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
SBA is the federal government’s primary source of funding for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts, and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover uninsured and uncompensated losses and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For information about SBA programs, applicants may call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339).