BATON ROUGE, La. — Closing dates for the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Jefferson Parish have changed.
The Metairie recovery center will be open through Oct. 16 and the one in Marrero through Oct. 31. They had originally been scheduled to close today.
The recovery centers are located at:
6716 W. Metairie Ave.
Metairie, LA 70003
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 16. Closed Sundays.
5801 Leo Kerner Pkwy.
Marrero, LA 70072
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31. 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.
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 operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
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.