• January 16, 2021

FEMA to open local Disaster Recovery Center

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open in Shreveport on Thursday, Sept. 17, to provide assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Laura. The center will operate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at Independence Stadium, 3301 Pershing Blvd. No appointments are necessary.

The DRC will be a drive-thru center where specialists can help register citizens for FEMA assistance and manage required damage documentation. The center will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe. Masks or face coverings will be required for anyone visiting a drive-thru center, even though they will remain in their vehicle.

Survivors do not need to visit a drive-thru center to apply or update their application. To ask individual questions or submit information, you can also:

• Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585;

• Visit disasterassistance.gov; or

• Download the FEMA Mobile App at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app.

Survivors may visit any open DRC. To locate other centers, call the FEMA Helpline, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator, or download the FEMA Mobile App at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app

Gio Garcia

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