New Orleans Disaster Recovery Center Closes Thursday

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October 23, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. — Time is running out for Hurricane Isaac survivors in Orleans Parish to visit the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center on Loyola Avenue in New Orleans. The center closes at 6 p.m. on Thursday. 

Although the center will close, Hurricane Isaac survivors can visit any of the other three recovery centers that remain open in New Orleans branch libraries. They are located at the Algiers Regional Branch, East NOLA Branch and the Robert E. Smith library.

Survivors can contact FEMA online at or via web-enabled phone at Applicants 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.

Survivors may also contact the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) after the center closes at 1-800-659-2955 or

The center is located at:

Main Library3
219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Hours are: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 25.

Recovery centers have opened in many affected parishes to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured or underinsured losses to their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac. For a list of open centers in Louisiana go to

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Last Updated: 
October 24, 2012 - 08:49
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