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Media Advisory - Disaster Recovery Center Will Open in Jefferson Davis Parish November 13 Disaster Recovery Center Will Close in Vernon Parish November 14

Release Date:
November 12, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La.– A Disaster Recovery Center will open in Jennings, LA to help hurricane survivors.


In order to ensure everyone’s safety, the center operates under strict COVID-19 guidelines. Everyone wears masks or face coverings and social distancing is practiced. FEMA employees can answer your questions, check on your application and accept documents to scan them into the registration system and return them to you immediately.


No appointments are necessary, hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


The center is located at:


Jefferson Davis Parish Fairgrounds

810 S. Lake Arthur Ave.

Jennings, LA 70546


The Disaster Recovery Center in Leesville closes at 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 14.

The center is located at:


Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office

1203 S. 4th Street

Leesville, LA 71446


Additional centers are open in Louisiana. Survivors may visit any center in the state. To locate the closest center or check on the status of a DRC prior to a visit to ensure the facility is open, visit: egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.

Survivors don’t need to visit a center to apply or update their applications. To ask individual questions or submit information:

Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA Mobile App at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app


For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit fema.gov/disaster/4559. Or, for Hurricane Delta, visit fema.gov/disaster/4570. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6

Last updated November 12, 2020