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Louisiana Hurricane Laura (DR-4559-LA)

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This is an active disaster. Apply for assistance.

Incident Period: August 22, 2020 - August 27, 2020
Declaration Date: August 28, 2020

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $80,072,892.72
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $32,168,629.09
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $112,241,521.81
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 39884
Public Assistance Amount
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $0.00
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Amount
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Dollars Obligated $0.00

Local Resources 

Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Centers

Survivors can visit drive-thru Disaster Recovery Centers to have their documents scanned into their case file or ask questions about federal disaster assistance.

  • The centers operates under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe.
  • Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service. You will remain in your car. A specialist wearing a face mask will receive your documents through the window and return them to you.
  • No appointments are necessary. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Survivors can visit the DRC section of the Louisiana state page for more detailed information on locations and dates of availability. 


FEMA will also be hosting Disaster Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRIC) at the following dates and locations, WEATHER PERMITTING

  • Volunteer Fire Department, 11616 Hwy 15 Downsville, LA: Friday, Sept. 18th from 7 am to 5 pm
  • Town Hall Parking Lot, 115 West 4TH St. Bernice, LA: Sep. 21, 22, from 7 am to 5 pm
  • Chatham City Hall,1709 Oak Street, Chatham, La 71226: Sep. 22,23,24, from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Courthouse Annex Building Parking Lot, 303 E. Water St. Farmerville, LA: Sep. 23,24, from 7 am to 5 pm
  • Quitman Town Hall, 8255 Quitman Hwy , Quitman, La. 71268: Sept. 29,30, from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Allen Parish Civic Center, 609 Tiger Street, Oberlin, LA, 70655, 9/16 to 9/25/2020, 9am to 5pm
  • Allen Parish, The Family Place, 408 Emma Ave, Reeves, LA, 70658, 9am to 5pm
  • Beauregard Parish, Hackberry Community Center, 986 Main St., Hackberry, LA, 70645, 9/11 to 9/25/2020, 9am to 5pm
  • Beauregard Parish, Singer Baptist Church, 9106 HWY 27, Singer, LA, 70660, 9/16 to 9/19/2020, 9am to 5pm, NOTE: CLOSES COB SATURDAY 9/19
  • Beauregard Parish, Hyatt Community Center, 6249 HWY 109 Fields, LA, 70653, 9/16 to 9/19/2020, 9am to 5pm, NOTE: CLOSES COB SATURDAY 9/19
  • Beauregard Parish, DeRidder Police Jury Building, 201 West Second St., DeRidder, LA 70634, 9/12 to 9/19/2020, 9am to 5pm NOTE: CLOSES COB SATURDAY 9/19
  • Caddo Parish, Hilton Garden Inn, 5971 Financial Plaza, Shreveport, LA, 71129, 9/18 to 9/19/2020, 9am to 5pm NOTE: CLOSES COB SATURDAY 9/19
  • Calcasieu Parish, DeQuincy Police Jury, 1015 South Pine Street, De Quincy, LA, 70633, 9/16 to 9/25/2020, 9am to 5pm
  • Calcasieu Parish, Morning Star Baptist Church, 1503 Nichols Street, Vinton, LA, 70668, 9/16 to 9/25/2020, 9am to 5pm
  • Calcasieu Parish, Lawrence Toups J. Memorial Park, 115 N. Thompson Ave, Iowa, LA, 70647, 9/7 to 9/18/2020, Open 9am to 5pm NOTE: CLOSES COB FRIDAY 9/18
  • Cameron Parish LSU Ag Extension, 10098 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, LA, 70607, 9/4/20 to 9/25/20, Open 8am to 5pm
  • Iberia Parish Fire Training, 2417 Darnell Road, New Iberia, LA, 70560, 9/18 to 9/21, 8am to 5pm
  • Grant Parish, Colfax Town Hall, 1201-1 Main St, Colfax, LA 71417, 9/16 to 9/18/2020, 8am to 6:30pm NOTE: CLOSES COB FRIDAY 9/18
  • La Salle Parish Sheriffs, 2083 S 2nd St, Jena, LA, 71342, 9/16 to 9/20/1010, 8am to 6:30pm NOTE: CLOSES COB SUNDAY 9/20
  • Lincoln Parish, Ruston Sports Complex-D, 2316 Champions Way, Ruston, LA, 71270, 9/18 to 9/19/2020, 7am to 5pm NOTE: CLOSES COB SATURDAY 9/19
  • Natchitoches Parish, Martha Luther King Jr Center, 660 MLK Dr., Natchitoches, LA, 71457, 9/17 to 9/18/2020, 9am to 5pm NOTE: CLOSES COB FRIDAY 9/18
  • Rapides Parish, Fire Dept. 6 Training Center, 1244 LA 115, Deville, LA, 71328, 9/18 to 9/19, 9am to 5pm NOTE: CLOSES COB SATURDAY 9/19
  • Sabine Parish, Police Jury Room 400, Capitol St, Many, LA, 71449, 9/14 to 9/18, 9am to 5pm NOTE: CLOSES COB FRIDAY 9/18
  • St. Landry Parish, Word Ministries, 1960 E Laurel Ave/190 West, Eunice,LA, 70535, 9/18  to 9/20/2020, 8am to 5pm
  • Union Parish, Downsville Vol Fire Department, 11616 HWY 15, Downsville, LA 71234, 9/18, 7am to 5pm, NOTE: CLOSES COB FRIDAY 9/18
  • Winn Parish, Dodson Fire Department, 205 Gresham Street, Dodson, LA, 71422, 9/18 to 9/19/2020, Friday to 6pm, Saturday 8:30am to 5pm

How To Help 


Recovery will take many years after a disaster. Cash is the best way to help those in need.

Find a reputable organization through the National Voluntary Organizations Active in a Disaster (NVOAD) website.

Doing Business With FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for Hurricane Laura relief, follow the steps on our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

Help After A Disaster 

I Applied For Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence. You may need to verify your identity or complete a home inspection. 

Learn About the Steps After Applying | Steps To Start Your Recovery Process

"Help After a Disaster" Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA Individual Assistance support that may be available in disaster recovery.

Download Brochures 

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Designated Counties (Individual Assistance)

  • Acadia (Parish)
  • Allen (Parish)
  • Beauregard (Parish)
  • Caddo (Parish)
  • Calcasieu (Parish)
  • Cameron (Parish)
  • Grant (Parish)
  • Jackson (Parish)
  • Jefferson Davis (Parish)
  • La Salle (Parish)
  • Lincoln (Parish)
  • Morehouse (Parish)
  • Natchitoches (Parish)
  • Ouachita (Parish)
  • Rapides (Parish)
  • Sabine (Parish)
  • St. Landry (Parish)
  • Union (Parish)
  • Vermilion (Parish)
  • Vernon (Parish)
  • Winn (Parish)

Preliminary Damage Assessment Documents

Last updated Sep 18, 2020