Recovery centers remain open in Jefferson Parish

Fox 8 News recieved this press release Monday morning:

October 1, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. — Survivors in Jefferson Parish have more time to visit the State/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers in Marrero and Metairie, as the centers operating dates have been extended.

The Marrero recovery center will be open through Oct. 16 and the one in Metairie through

Oct. 31. They had been scheduled to close on Tuesday.

The recovery centers are located at:


5801 Leo Kerner Pkwy.

Estelle, LA 70072

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 16. Closed Sundays.


6716 W. Metairie Ave.

Metairie, LA 70003

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31. Closed Sundays.

Recovery centers have opened in many affected parishes to assist homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured or underinsured losses to their home or personal property as a result of Hurricane Isaac. For a list of open centers in Louisiana, go to

Survivors may register online at or via web-enabled phone at 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 will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

Small Business Administration (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 or call 1-800-659-2955. Individuals who are speech or hearing impaired may call 1-800-877-8339.

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