Sept. 28, 2016


News Desk: 225-382-1607

SBA: 916-764-9918


Media Advisory

Disaster Recovery Center in Livingston Parish Closing Sept. 30

WHAT:            The Livingston Parish disaster recovery center at the American Legion Hall in Springfield is closing at 6 p.m. on Sept. 30.

WHEN:            Friday, Sept. 30, 2016



  WHERE:         Livingston Parish

                          American Legion Hall

                          26200 Highway 43

                          Springfield, LA 70462


WHY:               With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.


NOTE: Disaster survivors who have registered with FEMA may visit any disaster recovery center for face-to-face help. Centers are staffed by FEMA, SBA and other disaster recovery experts.

Survivors can still visit any other disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to, calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.

For more information or to register with FEMA, go online with any computer, smartphone or tablet to, call the FEMA helpline, or download the FEMA mobile app. Help is available in most languages and the FEMA helpline is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service or require accommodations while visiting a center may call 800-621-3362.


Monitor DOTD’s website for updated road closure information. You can find the latest information on the state’s response at GOHSEP also provides information on Facebook and Twitter. You can receive emergency alerts on most smartphones and tablets by downloading the new Alert FM App. It is free for basic service. You can also download the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide and find other information at

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.  If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY, call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.  Follow us on Twitter at and the FEMA Blog at

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing, or visiting SBA’s website at Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.


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