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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 $94,033,186.50
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $43,022,196.61
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $137,055,383.11
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 52298
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


  • Allen Parish Civic Center, 609 Tiger Street, Oberlin, LA, 70655, 9/16 to 9/25/2020, 9am to 5pm 


  • Allen Parish, Kinder Allen Parish Branch Library, 833 4th Ave., Kinder, LA, 70652, 09/24 to 10/2/20, 8am to 4pm


  • Allen Parish, Allen Parish Library, 405 East 6th Ave., Oakdale, LA 71463, 09/24 to 10/2/2020, 9am to 5pm


  • Bossier Parish, Homewood Suites Hotel, 2015 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City, LA, 71111, 09/22 to 9/23/2020, 9am to 5pm


  • Beauregard Parish, DeRidder Police Jury Building, 201 West Second St., DeRidder, LA 70634, 9/12 to 9/26/2020, 9am to 5pm 


  • Beauregard Parish, South Bearuegard High School, 151 Longville Church Rd, Longville, LA, 70652, 09/22 to TBD, 9am to 5pm


  • Beauregard Parish, Shady Grove Pentacostal, 2934 Hwy 26, DeRidder, LA 70634, 09/22 to TBD, 9am to 5pm


  • 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, West Calcasieu Cameron, 701 Cypress Street, Sulphur, LA, 70663, 9/18 to TBD, hours TBD


  • Cameron Parish LSU Ag Extension, 10098 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, LA, 70607, 9/4/20 to 9/25/20, Open 8am to 5pm


  • Cameron Parish, Hackberry Community Center, 986 Main St., Hackberry, LA, 70645, 9/11 to 9/25/2020, 9am to 5pm


  • Grant Parish, Georgetown Hall 4418 LA -500, Georgetown, LA, 71432, 09/22 to 9/23, 8:30am to 6pm


  • Jefferson Davis Parish, Lacassine Highschool, 409 Algonia Ave, Lacassine, LA, 70650 09/22 to TBD, 8am to 2:30pm


  • Lincoln Parish, Simsboro Town Hall, 2742 Martha Street, Simsboro, LA 71275, 9/22/2020, 8am to 5pm


  • Lafayette Parish, Graham Brown Recreation Center/George Dupius Rec Center, 1212 East Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA, 70507 09/21 to 9/25/2020, 8am to 5pm


  • Natchitoches Parish, The Village of Goldonna, 3159 Main Street, Goldonna, LA, 71031, 09/21 to 9/22/2020, 9am to 5pm


  • Orleans Parish, Hilton New Orleans, Riverside 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, 70130, Dates TBD, Times TBD


  • Orleans Parish, Marriot New Orleans, 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA, 70130, 9/22 to 9/27/2020, 8am to 6pm


  • Orleans Parish, Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA, 70130, 09/22 to TBD, 8am to 6pm


  • Rapides Parish, Ruby Kolin Fire Department, 163 Palms Chapel Road, Pineville, LA, 71430, 09/21 to 9/22/2020, 9am to 6pm


  • Sabine Parish, Police Jury Room 400, Capitol St, Many, LA, 71449, 9/14 to 9/18, 9am to 5pm NOTE: CLOSES COB, 9/22


  • St. Landry Parish, Word Ministries, 1960 E Laurel Ave/190 West, Eunice, LA, 70535, 9/18  to TBD, 8am to 5pm


  • St Mary Parish, Morgan City Municipal Complex, 728 Myrtle St, Morgan City, LA, 70380, 09/18 to 9/22/2020, 8:30am to 3:45pm


  • Union Parish, Town Hall Parking Lot, 115 West 4TH St. Bernice, LA: Sep. 21, 22, from 7am to 5pm


  • Union Parish, Courthouse Annex Building Parking Lot, 303 E. Water St. Farmerville, LA: Sep. 23,24, from 7am 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 

Tips for Rebuilding Stronger

Community Education Specialists are available to answer your repairing/rebuilding questions to make your home safer and stronger. Send your questions to FEMA-MitOutreach-4559@fema.dhs.gov

Click on https://fema.connectsolutions.com/lauramit for links to retrofitting & repairing your home.  Have questions on making repairs?  Call a Community Education Specialist at 866-579-0820, Monday through Friday, anytime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST.

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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 September 25, 2020