Acadia Disaster Recovery Center closing Saturday
The Acadia Parish Disaster Recovery Center will be closing its doors tomorrow (Oct. 15) at 6 p.m.
While the deadline to apply for disaster relief through the Federal Emergency Management Agency was extended through Nov. 14, those seeking help will have travel outside of Acadia Parish beginning next week. Three area recovery centers remain open for Lafayette, Iberia and Vermilion parishes. These centers are open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Area DRC locations include:
- Iberia Parish: Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center - 2417 Darnall Road, New Iberia;
- Lafayette Parish: Lafayette Office Building - 301 W. University Avenue, Lafayette; and
- Vermilion Parish: Old Vermilion Health Unit - 401 S. St. Charles St., Abbeville.
Survivors can still visit any other disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-
To register with FEMA, go online with any computer, smartphone or tablet to DisasterAssistance.gov, call the FEMA Helpline, or download the FEMA mobile app.
It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. If possible, survivors should register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center.
Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585to register. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service or require accommodations while visiting a center may call800-621-3362. All disaster recovery centers are accessible and equipped with tools to accommodate disaster survivors who need disability-related communication aids. Each disaster recovery center has assistive technologies for people with disabilities. To arrange to have an ASL interpreter at the DRC when you visit, call 225-382-1739.
Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA are available for businesses of all sizes including landlords, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.
For more information, applicants may contact the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling800-659-2955, emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.