Sept. 17, 2016


News Desk: 225-382-1607

SBA: 916-764-9918


Media Advisory

Disaster Recovery Centers Adjust Weekend Hours

FEMA disaster recovery centers are adjusting their weekend hours.

Sunday Adjustments:

The following disaster recovery centers will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays:

Livingston Parish

St. Joseph Catholic Church

15710 Highway 16

French Settlement, LA 70733


Livingston Parish

Bass Pro Shops

175 Bass Pro Boulevard

Denham Springs, LA 70726


East Baton Rouge Parish

New Hope Outreach Center

5856 Greenwell Springs Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70806


East Baton Rouge Parish

Celtic Studios

10000 Celtic Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

The following disaster recovery center will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays:

Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Court (at University and Lee)

301 West University Avenue

Lafayette, LA 70506

All disaster recovery centers not listed above will be closed on Sundays.

Saturday Adjustments:

The following disaster recovery center will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays:

St. James Parish

New Zion Gospel Baptist Church

216 West Main Street

Gramercy, LA 70052

All other disaster recovery centers will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.    


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.

If you would rather not receive future communications from Federal Emergency Management Agency, let us know by clicking here.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of External Affairs 500 C Street, S.W, Washington, DC 20472 United States