Media Advisory - DRC Closing in Acadia Parish; FEMA Operations Holiday Schedule

Release Date:
December 22, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La.– The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Rayne will close for good at 5 p.m.  Dec. 23.


It is at:


Southside Community Center

403 Fourth Street

Rayne, LA 70578


The DRC/Appeal Centers will be closed Dec. 24 through 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The centers will reopen Dec. 28 at 8 a.m.


The Appeal Centers are at:


Lake Charles Civic Center

900 Lake Shore Drive

Lake Charles, LA 70601


Jefferson Davis Fairgrounds

810 Lake Arthur Avenue

Jennings, LA 70546


Browns Park

1212 East Pont des Mouton Road

Lafayette, LA 70507


Rapides Coliseum

5600 Coliseum Blvd.

Alexandria, LA 71303


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: 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 or download the FEMA Mobile App at

For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit For the latest information on Hurricane Delta, visit Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at

Last updated March 17, 2021