BATON ROUGE, La. – Nov. 29 marks a milestone for Louisiana’s Hurricane Isaac recovery: it’s the registration deadline for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained storm damage, and the closing date for the state’s remaining two Disaster Recovery Centers.
The two State/FEMA centers are located at 2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, LA 70067 in Jefferson Parish, and 1931 W Airline Hwy, La Place, LA 70068 in St. John Parish. Hours for both centers are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials stress that communication channels will remain open for Hurricane Isaac survivors even after that date.
“Louisianians can still contact us with their questions or concerns,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gerard M. Stolar. “Even after Nov. 29, we remain committed to helping survivors here until they have received all the state and federal assistance they are eligible for.”
Louisianians can register until Nov. 29 online at www.disasterassistance.gov, via smartphone at m.fema.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. FEMA phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week; non-English speakers may receive assistance in the language of their choice by pressing Option 3 when prompted. This is also how applicants can stay in touch with FEMA.
Storm-affected homeowners, renters and business owners with uninsured or underinsured damage in the following disaster-designated parishes should register: Allen, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Morehouse, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
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.
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.