SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center to help residents impacted by Hurricane Laura will soon open in Shreveport.
The center, which opens Thursday, Sept. 17, will operate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at Independence Stadium on 3200 Stadium Drive. No appointments are necessary.
The DRC will be a drive-thru center where specialists can help register residents for FEMA assistance and manage required damage documentation. “You will need proof of your primary residence, your contact information, social security number, and pictures of damage information,” said FEMA Media Relations Hattie Stallworth.
The center will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure that everyone is safe. Masks or face coverings will be required for anyone visiting a drive-thru center, even though they will remain in their vehicle.
If you were affected by the storm, you do not need to visit a drive-thru center to apply or update your application.
To ask individual questions or submit information, you can also:
- Call the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585;
- Visit disasterassistance.gov; or
- Download the FEMA Mobile App at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app.
Survivors may visit any open DRC. To locate other centers, call the FEMA Helpline, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator, or download the FEMA Mobile App at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app.
In addition, businesses in Caddo, Sabine, and Natchitoches Parishes can apply for assistance through the Small Business Administration.