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FEMA to open local Disaster Recovery Center

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open in Shreveport on Thursday, Sept. 17, to provide assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Laura. The center will operate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at Independence Stadium, 3301 Pershing Blvd. No appointments are necessary.

The DRC will be a drive-thru center where specialists can help register citizens for FEMA assistance and manage required damage documentation. The center will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe. Masks or face coverings will be required for anyone visiting a drive-thru center, even though they will remain in their vehicle.

Survivors do not need to visit a drive-thru center to apply or update their 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; or

• Download the FEMA Mobile App at

Survivors may visit any open DRC. To locate other centers, call the FEMA Helpline, visit or, or download the FEMA Mobile App at 

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666

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