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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center to open in Lafayette

Posted at 2:09 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 15:09:42-05

A Disaster Recovery Center will open this week in Lafayette to help hurricane survivors

The site located at Graham Brown Memorial Park (parking lot)1212 E. Pont Des Mouton Road in Lafayette will open on November 25.

No appointments are necessary. This center will be open Monday through Friday; hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed Sundays.

All DRCs will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 26 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. Nov. 27.

In order to ensure everyone’s safety, DRCs operate under strict COVID-19 guidelines. Everyone wears masks or face coverings and social distancing is practiced. FEMA employees can answer your questions, check on your application and accept documents to scan them into the registration system and return them to you immediately.

Additional centers are open in Louisiana. Survivors may visit any center in the state. To locate the closest center or check on the status of a DRC prior to a visit to ensure the facility is open and its hours of operation, visit:

Survivors don’t need to visit a center to apply or update their applications. To ask individual 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, Or, for Hurricane Delta, visit

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