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FEMA closes drive-thrus in two parishes due to weather

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 15:24:13-04

The drive-thru Disaster Recovery Centers in the cities of Bell City, Lake Charles and Sulphur are closed immediately due to predicted inclement weather.

The centers will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 22, weather permitting.

The three centers are located at:

Calcasieu Parish (2 locations)

Calcasieu Parish School Board3310 Broad St.Lake Charles, LA 70615

Sulphur Regional Library1160 Cypress St.Sulphur, LA 70663

Cameron Parish

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge1428 Hwy. LA 27Bell City, LA 70630

Several other centers remain open in Louisiana. Survivors may visit any open center. To locate the closest center, call the FEMA Helpline, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net] or egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net] or download the FEMA Mobile App at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net].

Survivors do not need to visit a drive-thru center to apply for disaster assistance or update their application. To ask questions or submit information:

Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.
For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4559 [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net] or follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net].