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Rayne FEMA center closing Wednesday; DRC hours shift for holidays

Posted at 5:16 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 09:54:18-05

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Rayne is closing its doors for good on Wednesday.

The center, located at 403 Fourth Street, will close on December 23 at 5 p.m.

Statewide, centers will be closed Dec. 24 through 27 in observance of Christmas. The centers will reopen Dec. 28 at 8 a.m.

The Appeal Centers are at:

Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lake Shore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Jefferson Davis Fairgrounds
810 Lake Arthur Avenue
Jennings, LA 70546

Browns Park
1212 East Pont des Mouton Road
Lafayette, LA 70507

Rapides Coliseum
5600 Coliseum Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303

No appointments are necessary. Centers are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. They are closed on Sundays.

Louisiana hurricane survivors may visit any other DRC in the state. To locate the nearest center or check hours of operation, visit: DRCs are operated by FEMA and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness.

Survivors do not need to visit a center to apply for federal assistance or update applications. To apply, ask questions or submit information:
Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585, visit or download the FEMA Mobile App at

For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit
For the latest information on Hurricane Delta, visit
Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at

**A previous version of this article stated that the Rayne Disaster Recovery Center would close on Friday, December 25. That information has been updated to reflect that the center will instead close on Wednesday, December 23.

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