Remaining disaster recovery centers to close by Friday
BATON ROUGE – The remaining FEMA disaster recovery centers will close by Friday, Dec. 16.
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the disaster center at Old Neighbors Bank in Central will close at 6 p.m.
Disaster recovery centers in at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Ascension Parish and the Former Parish Tourism Building in Tangipahoa Parish will close on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. and will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach centers on Dec. 15.
Also on Thursday, Dec. 15, centers at Celtic Studios and the New Hope Outreach Center on Greenwell Springs Road will close at 6 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 16, the center located at North Park Recreation Center in Livingston Parish will also close at 6 p.m.
While the disaster recovery centers were open, more than 92,000 people were able to get information and guidance, officials say.
FEMA's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provided financial help or direct services to those who had necessary expenses and serious needs that were unable to meet the needs through other means.
- In East Baton Rouge Parish, FEMA approved $363,635,911 in IHP assistance for flood survivors. Nearly 46,000 survivors visited DRCs in the parish.
- In Livingston Parish, $202,798,030 in IHP was approved for survivors. DRCs in Livingston received 18,521 visitors.
- In Ascension Parish, FEMA approved $56,259,226 for survivors. The parish's DRC received 6,713 visitors.
Those who have registered with FEMA who need to stay in touch with the agency can do so by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Residents can also go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
The U.S. Small Business Administration will continue to operate disaster loan outreach centers and business recovery centers until further notice.