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DISASTER ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
- To register for Federal Disaster Assistance click here.
- For Disaster Assistance Information click here
DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER INFORMATION
Representatives from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, volunteer groups and other agencies are at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.
It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. If possible, survivors should register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center.
To register, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages and phone lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
|Grant Parish Civic Center
1208 Main St.
|Webster Parish Courthouse Annex (former Regions Bank building)
401 Main St.
|Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Expressway
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La.
|The Towers Government Building
520 Old Spanish Trail
Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, La.
|Bossier Parish Public Safety Complex
5850 Shed Road
Bossier City, La.
|Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center
120 Sprocket Lane
Grand Cane, Desoto Parish, La.
|Winn Parish Library
200 North Saint John St.
Winnfield, Winn Parish, La.
|Bienville Courthouse Annex
2145 Mill St.
Ringgold, La., Bienville Parish
|East Jena Baptist Church
1220 Pepper St.
Jena, La., LaSalle Parish
|Parish Recreation District
13505 Highway 1085
Covington, St. Tammany Parish, La.
|Fifth Judicial Court Building
112 Morgan St., Suite D
Rayville, Richland Parish, La.
|LSU Agricultural Center
9609 Marlatt St.
Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La.
|Ike Hamilton Center
501 Mane St.
West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La.
|The National Guard Pavilion RSA
62589 Holloway Rd.
|Parking Lot Directly Across the Street from the Red River Parish Courthouse
615 E. Carroll St.
|Town of Lake Providence Community Center
1320 Sparrow St.
Lake Providence, La.
(More DRC locations will be added in other impacted parishes)
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) INFORMATION
SBA Business Recovery Centers
The centers will provide a one-stop location for businesses to access a variety of specialized help. Specialists from SBA and LSBDC will be available to meet individually with each business owner. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge.
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|Knights of Columbus
5400 E. Texas St.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 23
Mondays - Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|University of Louisiana at Monroe
University Advancement Building
3601 DeSiard St.
Monroe, LA 71209
Opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 23
Mondays - Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Hammond Chamber of Commerce
400 NW Railroad Ave.
Hammond, LA 70401
Opens at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 23
Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Center will not be open Friday, March 25
|Greater Covington Center
317 North Jefferson Ave.
Covington, LA 70433
Opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 23
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Center will not be open Friday, March 25
411 Avenue B
Bogalusa, LA 70427
Opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
For shelter information contact your Parish OHSEP.
STATE OFFICES CLOSURE INFORMATION
State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated with information regarding office closures: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.
Louisiana Disaster Survivors: You Owe It to Yourselves to Register by the June 13 Deadline
BATON ROUGE (June 10, 2016): The people of Louisiana have had a rough time. Almost everyone knows someone who is still getting their life back on track after the March 8 through April 8 floods. You may be one yourself.
Volunteers Are Key to Louisiana Disaster Recovery
NEWS DESK (June 7, 2016): Many survivors of Louisiana’s severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 are taking the crucial step to return home because of volunteers.
Additional Parishes Added to Federal Disaster Declaration
BATON ROUGE (April 21, 2016): Governor John Bel Edwards’ request that President Barack Obama expand the existing federal declaration for the State of Louisiana to include additional parishes has been granted.
Louisiana Flood Survivors' Checklist
BATON ROUGE (April 20, 2016): If you are a Louisiana flood survivor who's putting your life back together, here's a checklist of things to keep in mind to help in your recovery:
Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, for Louisiana Survivors
BATON ROUGE (April 19, 2016): A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, April 19, in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.
Disaster Grant Awarded to Help Louisiana Workers Displaced by Severe Weather
BATON ROUGE (April 12, 2016): Louisiana has requested and received a $1,699,317 disaster assistance grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to help provide temporary jobs in the Louisiana parishes devastated by the recent storms and flooding.
SBA to Close Three Business Recovery Centers; Covington to Convert to a Disaster Loan Outreach Center
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 11, 2016): District Director Michael Ricks of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Louisiana District office announced today that SBA will close its Business Recovery Centers (BRC) in Bogalusa, Bossier City and Hammond. The Covington center will convert to an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to begin serving homeowners and renters, as well as businesses. The Monroe BRC will stay open until further notice.
Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, and Coushatta, Red River Parish for Louisiana Survivors
BATON ROUGE (April 06, 2016): Disaster recovery centers will open Thursday, April 7, in Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish and Coushatta, Red River Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.
Attorney General Jeff Landry Warns Natural Disasters Can Affect Both Tenants and Landlords
BATON ROUGE (April 06, 2016): Attorney General Jeff Landry is educating landlords and tenants impacted by the recent flooding across Louisiana about their rights under the law.
Louisiana Survivors: Share Disaster Recovery Information with Friends and Neighbors
BATON ROUGE (April 04, 2016): Word of mouth is a powerful way to spread news. Amazing as it may seem, some people are so busy with their recovery from the March severe storms and floods, they may not have heard about federal help. Spread the word that the first step toward getting recovery assistance is to register with FEMA.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION SOURCES:
Click the hyperlinks below for important information
- For lists of flood alerts across the state from the National Weather Service: click here
- For contact information for local Office of Emergency Preparedness: click here
- For regular updates through social media: facebook, twitter
- ALERT FM - Emergency Alerts Weather App now available for iPhone and iPad in the Apple iTunes Store!
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PREPAREDNESS + SAFETY TIPS
- For preparedness tips visit: www.GetAGameplan.org
- Do not walk through flowing water, as drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet;
- Do not drive your car through a flooded area, as it does not take much water to carry away a vehicle. Do not drive around road barriers, because you do not know if the road of a bridge has been washed out;
- Stay away from power lines and electrical wires, as electrical current can travel through water. Report downed power lines to your utility company.
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