St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in LaPlace Will Close in Observance of Veterans Day

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in LaPlace Will Close in Observance of Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at 1931 W. Airline in LaPlace, will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2012 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. The center will resume operations at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. FEMA recovery centers provide personal assistance and disaster relief information to homeowners, renters and business owners who have had damage to their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

Residents who have not yet done so, may register for FEMA assistance online at or call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. Residents who have already applied but were denied FEMA aid have the right to appeal that decision. Applicants who wish to appeal any ineligibility decision should submit a letter to FEMA explain in detail why they believe the decision is incorrect. The applicant, or someone who represents the applicant, should sign the letter to FEMA and include their application number on each page of the letter and on any documentation that is also submitted. If the person writing the letter is not a member of the applicant’s household, the appeal should include a signed statement from the applicant affirming that the person may act on their behalf. The appeal letter must be postmarked, received by fax or personally submitted at a Disaster Recovery Center within 60 days of the date on the decision letter. Appeal letters can be mailed to:

FEMA Individuals & Households Program
ATTN: FEMA Individuals & Households Program
P.O. Box 10055
Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055
Appeal letters can be faxed to:
• 1-800-827-8112
• National Processing Service Center

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