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Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Sulphur with Safety Protocols

Release Date Release Number
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BATON ROUGE, La.  – A drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center will open in Sulphur on Saturday, Sept. 12 to help Hurricane Laura survivors.

A new feature of centers is an easy and COVID-safe way for Hurricane Laura survivors to have documents scanned into their case file.

The drive-thru center operates under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe. Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service. Survivors remain in their cars. A specialist wearing a face mask will receive documents through the window and return them.

No appointments are necessary. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The drive-thru center is located at:

Sulphur City Library

1160 Cypress St.

Sulphur, LA 70663

Additional centers are open in Louisiana. Survivors may visit any open center. To locate the closest center, call the FEMA Helpline, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator or download the FEMA app.

Survivors do not need to visit a drive-thru center to apply or update their application. To ask individual questions or submit information:

U.S. Small Business Administration Hurricane Laura Disaster Loans

For businesses of any size and private nonprofit organizations up to $2 million for property damage – for small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, most private nonprofits up to $2 million for disaster working capital needs even if they had no property damage ($2 million maximum business loan for any combination of property damage and working capital needs).

For homeowners up to $200,000 to repair or replace their primary residence. For homeowners and renters up to $40,000 to replace personal property, including vehicles.

Businesses and residents apply online at www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance - for questions and assistance completing application call 800-659-2955 or email FOCWAssistance@sba.gov.   

For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4559 or follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6.

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Last updated October 16, 2020