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2016-04-15 16:59 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La – All but eight disaster recovery centers will not be open on Sundays beginning April 17, but help will still be available for Louisiana disaster survivors every day.The following centers will remain open seven days a week:

2016-04-15 13:19 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Colfax and Winnfield disaster recovery centers will close Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m.The centers are located at the following addresses:Grant Parish Civic Center1208 Main St.Colfax, La.Winn Parish Library200 N. St. John St.Winnfield, La.Louisiana disaster survivors in Colfax and Winnfield may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

2016-04-15 13:08 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Gonzales disaster recovery center will close Friday, April 15, at 6 p.m.The center is located at the following address:Lamar Dixon Expo Center9039 S. St. Landry AvenueGonzales, La.Louisiana disaster survivors in Gonzales may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

2016-04-13 20:54 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 30 days ago, many witnessed Louisiana residents and emergency responders from all levels of government join forces with voluntary groups, faith and community-based organizations, and neighbors helping neighbors to face the unprecedented challenges brought on by historic flooding and severe storms that began March 8 in the Pelican State.    

2016-04-13 19:04 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, April 13, in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish and Greensburg, St. Helena Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Jonesboro center will be open six days only and will close on Monday, April 18.The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:Dr. Charles Garrett Community Center182 Industrial DriveJonesboro, La.

2016-04-13 18:48 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, April 6, in Pineville, Rapides Parish and Many, Sabine Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses: The Old Cleco Bldg201 Cleco DrivePineville, La.

2016-04-13 18:21 - News Release

Louisiana Disaster Survivors May Find An SBA Loan Is the Key To Their Recovery BATON ROUGE, La. – If you are one of the Louisiana flood and storm survivors referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s important to complete and submit the loan application you receive to ensure that your disaster recovery process continues to move forward.Homeowners and renters who submit an SBA application, but who are not offered a loan may be considered for other FEMA grants. 

2016-04-13 17:26 - News Release

Baton Rouge, La. – The population of Louisiana traces its origins back in many directions, with Spanish and French influences dominating. Along the coast, more recent arrivals may speak primarily Vietnamese or other languages.In fact, it’s estimated that more than 70,000 residents of the 35 parishes designated for federal disaster assistance speak a language other than English. According to census data, the four most prevalent non-English languages spoken in parishes designated for federal assistance are Spanish, French, Chinese and Vietnamese.

2016-04-12 12:47 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, April 12, in Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:Franklin Parish Public Works Building8327 Highway 17Winnsboro, La.

2016-04-11 16:17 - News Release

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center will be available Saturday, April 9, in Kinder, Allen Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10.The mobile center will be parked at the following address: