BATON ROUGE, La. — Time is running out for Hurricane Isaac survivors in Plaquemines Parish to visit the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Belle Chasse, Port Sulphur and Braithwaite, as they close permanently at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Although the centers will close, Hurricane Isaac survivors can still contact FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. 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 www.sba.gov.
The centers are located at:
Belle Chasse Auditorium
8398 Hwy. 23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Hours for Belle Chasse: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
28028 Hwy. 23
Port Sulphur, LA 70083
111 Bethleham Lane
Braithwaite, LA 70040
Hours for Port Sulphur and Braithwaite: 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.
To continue serving Hurricane Isaac survivors, SBA will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at the Seedco Financial Service Building, 8018 Hwy 23 in Belle Chasse at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19.
SBA representatives at the DLOC will answer questions, explain the application process and help survivors apply for low-interest disaster loans.
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).