FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers to Close for Thanksgiving Weekend

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November 23, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – All FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Louisiana will close for the entire Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28. All centers will reopen at their regular hours Monday, Nov. 29.

Monday, Nov. 29 is also the last day for Hurricane Ida survivors to apply with FEMA. If possible, survivors should visit a recovery center before the holiday to apply or to follow-up on applications and request other services.

Individuals whose primary residence is in one of the 25 parishes designated for FEMA individual assistance may visit any disaster center to apply for assistance or obtain other help. Anyone needing a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance.

To find a recovery center near you check the FEMA app or visit www.FEMA.gov/DRC. All centers follow COVID-19 precautions. Masks are required for all visitors, employees and volunteers. 

Individuals may also apply for federal assistance online at DisasterAssistance.gov, by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 or on the FEMA app: select Disaster Resources and click on Apply for Assistance Online.

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