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Drive-thru disaster center reopening this week

Posted at 4:48 PM, Oct 20, 2020

A drive-thru disaster recovery center will reopen in Vermilion Parish October 22 to help Hurricane Delta and Laura survivors.

All current centers in Acadia, Cameron, and Calcasieu Parishes are open to serve both storm's survivors. A feature of these centers is an easy and COVID-safe way for Louisianians to have documents scanned into their case file.

The drive-thru center operates under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe. Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service. Those attending remain in their vehicles. A specialist wearing a face mask will receive and return documents through the car window.

No appointments are necessary. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The drive-thru center is located at:

LSU Agriculture Center
1105 W. Port St.
Abbeville, LA 70510

Additional DRCs are open in Louisiana. Survivors may visit any open center. To locate the closest center, click on or on a smart phone you can text 43362 and type DRC (Your Zip Code), for example: DRC 01234.

Survivors don't have to visit a DRC, if your home or business had losses from the storms you can get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process, or check the status of their application by logging into their account or submitting information by:

Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).

To receive a link to download the FEMA app (depending on your device):
Apple devices: text APPLE to 43362
Android devices: text ANDROID to 43362


Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

The U.S. Small Business Administration operates a virtual business recovery center online at or email For assistance completing an SBA application, call 800-659-2955 (TTY at 800-877-8339) or email

For the latest information on Hurricane Delta, visit or follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at

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