Ascension Parish Disaster Recovery Center closes Saturday

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Time is running out for Hurricane Isaac survivors in Ascension Parish to visit the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Gonzales. The center closes at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Although the center will close, Hurricane Isaac survivors can still contact FEMA online at or via web-enabled phone at Applicants 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.

Survivors may also contact the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) after the center closes at 1-800-659-2955 or

The center is located at:

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center

9039 St. Landry Rd.

Gonzales, LA 70737

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday.

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

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