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Louisiana Hurricane Laura (DR-4559-LA)

alert - warning

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 $85,455,661.93
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $39,441,382.44
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $124,897,044.37
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 49693
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, The Family Place, 408 Emma Ave, Reeves, LA, 70658, 9am to 5pm


  • Allen Parish, 230 Poplar Street, Elizabeth, LA, 70638, 09/17 to TBD, 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, DeRidder Police Jury Building, 201 West Second St., DeRidder, LA 70634, 9/12 to 9/26/2020, 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 9/22/2020, 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


  • Grant Parish, Pollock Community Center, 3813 Patterson Street, Pollock, LA, 71467, 09/20 to 9/21/2020, 8am to 6pm


  • Grant Parish, Montgomery Town Hall, 625 Woodland St, Montgomery, LA, 71451, 9/19 to 9/21/2020, 8:30am to 6pm


  • Iberia Parish Fire Training, 2417 Darnell Road, New Iberia, LA, 70560, 9/18 to 9/21, 8am to 5pm


  • Jackson Parish, Chatham City Hall,1709 Oak Street, Chatham, La 71226: Sep. 22,23,24, from 9am to 5pm


  • 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


  • Natchitoches Parish, Kingdom Life Church, 3089 HWY 71, Campti, LA, 71411, 09/19 to 9/20 NOTE: CLOSES COB ON SUNDAY


  • 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, 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


  • Vernon Parish, Bible Believers Baptist Church, 12927 Highway 10, Pitkin, LA, 70656, 9/19 and 9/20/2020, 3pm to 6pm NOTE: CLOSES COB ON SUNDAY


  • Vernon Parish, Evans Community Center, 18977 HWY 111, Evans, LA, 70639, 09/19 to 9/20/2020, 9am to 5pm, NOTE: CLOSES COB ON SUNDAY


  • Winn Parish, Atlanta Fire Station, 176 Collier Street, Atlanta, LA, 71404, 09/20 to 9/21/2020, 10am to 6pm

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 

News and Information In Other Languages



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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 21, 2020