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FEMA offering drive-thru disaster relief, mobile registration

Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 8:37 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - FEMA is continuing to take damage claims at its drive-thru Disaster Recovery Centers. It has also opened up new mobile registration sites in Jackson and Union Parish.

FEMA has reported 5,800 Ouachita Parish residents have registered for assistance. They also report $1 million dollars of assistance has been granted parish-wide.

People seeking assistance are expected to provide their social security number and proof of residence when registering. They are also asked to bring photos of the damage to their home, and receipts for repairs if seeking reimbursement.

All documentation given to FEMA workers at the drive-thru sites will be scanned and returned to the person.

“Being the fact that we are in a COVID-19 environment, we still need an avenue for survivors to be able to submit these documents, right? And so that’s what these mobile drive up DRC’s are allowing us to be able to provide that service to the survivors," said FEMA public information officer Craig Browning.

Masks or face coverings are required for entry to the mobile sites.

Below find a list of FEMA Mobile Disaster Registration Centers:

FEMA Mobile Disaster Registration Center

Union Parish Schedule

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

BERNICE, LA                                                                           

Sept 21 & 22

TOWN HALL PARKING LOT

115 WEST 4TH ST. BERNICE, LA

CONTACT:  MAYOR MILDRED FERGUSON (318)-285-9071

FARMERVILLE, LA 

Sept 23 & 24                                                             

COURTHOUSE ANNEX BUILDING PARKING LOT

303 E. WATER ST. FARMERVILLE, LA

CONTACT:  PAULA STRICKLAND/GREG GOSSLER (318)-368-3296

Jackson Parish Schedule

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chatham City Hall

1709 Oak Street

Chatham, La 71226

Dates: Sept. 22,23,24

Time: 9:00-5:00

Quitman Town Hall

8255 Quitman Hwy

Quitman, La. 71268

Dates: Sept. 29,30

Oct. 1

Times: 9:00-5:00

Lincoln Parish Schedule

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 21st from 8 am to 5 pm

Grambling City Hall, 127 King Street, Grambling, LA 71245

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd  from 8 am to 5 pm

Simsboro Town Hall, 2742 Martha Street, Simsboro, LA 71275

Wednesday, Sept. 23rd  from 8 am to 5 pm

Dubach Town Hall, 7833 Annie Lee Street, Dubach, LA 71235

Thursday, Sept. 24th from 8 am to 5 pm

Choudrant Town Hall, 3911 Elm Street, Choudrant, LA 71227

Friday, Sept. 25th from 8 am to 5 pm

Ruston Historic Fire Station

200 East Mississippi Ave., Ruston, LA 71270

If you have questions about the type of damage eligible under FEMA programs, you can call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. You may also register with FEMA at this helpline or online at disasterassistance.gov, 24 hours a day, 7-days a week. You may text Android or Apple to 43362, and you will get a link to download the app on your smartphone.

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