FEMA to Maintain Presence at New SBA Center in St. John Parish

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November 29, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. — To continue serving Hurricane Isaac survivors in St. John Parish, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide assistance specialists at the SBA’s new Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), which opens Friday in LaPlace.

“Even though the registration period ends today, we know many Louisianians still have questions regarding their applications for assistance, or simply prefer to talk with someone face to face,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gerard M. Stolar. “The continued presence of Individual Assistance professionals in the new SBA center highlights our commitment to helping eligible hurricane survivors here in Louisiana.”             

The DLOC is located at:

2015 W. Airline Hwy.

LaPlace, LA 70068

The center opens at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Its hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, until further notice.

Hurricane Isaac survivors throughout Louisiana 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.

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).

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December 21, 2012 - 10:26
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