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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Breaux Bridge and New Iberia

Aug 24, 2016 07:49AM, Published by Ren Campbell, Categories: Health, Acadiana Life



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August 23, 2016

Public Service Announcement

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Breaux Bridge and New Iberia DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN SAINT MARTIN AND NEW IBERIA PARISHES WEDNESDAY AT 8 A.M. TO HELP SURVIVORS RECEIVE FLOOD RECOVERY ASSISTANCE. REPRESENTATIVES OF FEMA, THE U. S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND OTHERS WILL BE THERE. THE CENTERS WILL BE OPEN 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M. DAILY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

A D-R-C IS AT THE VETERANS HOME, 800 VETERANS DRIVE, BREAUX BRIDGE, 70517 IN
SAINT MARTIN PARISH. A D-R-C IS AT THE IBERIA PARISH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TRAINING CENTER, 2417 DARNALL ROAD, NEW IBERIA, 70560 IN IBERIA PARISH.

News Release

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish and in New Iberia in Iberia Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are at the following addresses:

  Veterans Home
  800 Veterans Dr.
  Breaux Bridge, La. 70517

  Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center
  2417 Darnall Road
  New Iberia, La. 70560

Survivors may locate other centers near them at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by
calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.

To register, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-
3362. Help is available in most languages and phone lines are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven
days a week until further notice.

Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY
may call 800-462-7585 to register. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service or require
accommodations while visiting a center may call 800-621-3362. 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.

Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency
Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business
Administration, volunteer groups and other agencies are at the center to answer questions
Disaster Recovery Centers Open in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes, about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams are canvassing many affected areas, and are
able to register people for FEMA assistance if needed. Sometimes these teams will remain
in certain locations convenient to the community, such as a library or mayor’s office. When
residents require further assistance the teams may refer them to a disaster recovery center
nearby.

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.
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 calling 800-659-2955, emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.govor
visiting the SBA’s website at sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may
call 800-877-8339.

For information call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or go online to
www.DisasterAssistance.gov or www.fema.gov/disaster/4263.

General Safety Information [FEMA]:

We urge everyone to continue to use caution in areas where floodwaters remain. Monitor DOTD’s www.511la.org website for updated road closure information. Look for advisories from your local authorities and emergency managers. You can find the latest information on the state’s response at www.emergency.la.gov. GOHSEP also provides information on Facebook and Twitter. You can receive emergency alerts on most smartphones and tablets by downloading the new Alert FM App. It is free for basic service. You can also download the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide and find other information at www.getagameplan.org.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/femaregion6 and the FEMA Blog at http://blog.fema.gov.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s website at SBA.gov/disaster Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.

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