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FEMA opens Disaster Recovery center in Abbeville

Abbeville FEMA drive-thru center
Posted at 1:14 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 16:07:13-04

A drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center opened in Abbeville on Thursday to help Hurricane Laura survivors.

A new feature of centers is an easy and COVID-safe way for Laura survivors to have documents scanned into their case file.

The drive-thru centers operate under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe. Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service. Survivors remain in their cars. A specialist wearing a face mask will receive documents through the window and return them.

No appointments are necessary. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The drive-thru centers will be located at:

Vermilion Parish
LSU AG Center
1105 West Port St.
Abbeville, LA 70510

Additional centers are already open in Louisiana. Survivors may visit any open center.

Additional drive-thrus can be found in Caddo Parish and Cameron Parish.

Caddo Parish
Independence Stadium
3301 Pershing Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71109

To locate the closest center, call the FEMA Helpline, visit

Survivors do not need to visit a drive-thru center to apply or update their application. To ask individual questions or submit information:
Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585
Download the FEMA Mobile App at