Disaster Recovery Center opens in West Baton Rouge
POSTED: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 6:35am
UPDATED: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:59am
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — Hurricane Isaac victims in West Baton Rouge Parish now have a place to turn.
A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open up for the first time Monday Oct. 15 through Thursday Oct. 18 at the WBR Community Center to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac.
Specialists from the state of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.
The center is open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday (Oct 16, 17, 18) at:
West Baton Rouge Parish Community Center
749 N. Jefferson Ave.
Port Allen, La 70767
Survivors may register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. They may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to residents and businesses. After registering with FEMA, visit any Disaster Recovery Center where SBA representatives will answer questions, explain the application process and help each resident or business owner apply to SBA. For SBA information or to apply online, visit www.sba.gov or call 1-800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 1-800-877-8339.
For more information on Louisiana disaster recovery, visit online at www.fema.gov/disaster/4080 or www.gohsep.la.gov. You can follow FEMA on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion6 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FEMA. Also visit Fema's blog at www.fema.gov/blog.