Disaster Recovery Center/Appeal Center Closing in Rapides Parish

Release Date:
December 28, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La.– The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)/Appeal Center in Alexandria will permanently close at 5 p.m. Dec. 29.


The center is at:


Rapides Coliseum

5600 Coliseum Blvd

Alexandria, LA 71303  

Other Appeal Centers in Louisiana remain open. They all have an outdoor sitting area to allow safe COVID-19 compliant discussions with FEMA staff. Masks or face coverings are required for everyone. Survivors can ask about the appeals process, discuss documentation requirements and get help with filing an appeal.

No appointments are necessary. Centers are open Monday through Friday; hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Sundays.


Louisiana hurricane survivors may visit any other DRC in the state. To locate the nearest center or check hours of operation, visit: egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator. DRCs are operated by FEMA and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness.

Survivors do not need to visit a center to apply for federal assistance or update applications. To apply, ask 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 March 17, 2021