Disaster Recovery Center opens today in Stephensville
BATON ROUGE — A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opened today in St. Martin Parish to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac.
Specialists from the state of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.
The center is open from 1 to 6 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 31, closed Sundays, at: 3257 Hwy. 70, Stephensville.
Survivors may register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. They may also call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services may call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to residents and businesses. After registering with FEMA, visit any Disaster Recovery Center where SBA representatives will answer questions, explain the application process and help each resident or business owner apply to SBA. For SBA information or to apply online, visit www.sba.gov or call 1-800-659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 1-800-877-8339.