Isaac disaster centers to shut

New Orleans — Homeowners, renters and business owners whose property suffered damage during Hurricane Isaac have until Thursday to register with FEMA, at which point the last two disaster recovery centers in the state will close, the agency said on Monday.

The two Federal Emergency Management Agency centers are located at 2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, and 1931 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace. Each center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until they close this week.

While the local centers will close, FEMA officials said that there still will be ways to contact them.

“Louisianians can still contact us with their questions or concerns,” Federal Coordinating Officer Gerard M. Stolar said. “Even after Nov. 29, we remain committed to helping survivors here until they have received all the state and federal assistance they are eligible for.”

Registration with FEMA can be completed at http://www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585. Anyone who uses 711 Relay or Video Relay Services can call (800) 621-3362.

FEMA phone lines are open between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week. Non-English speakers may receive assistance in the language of their choice by following prompts during the call.

Storm-affected homeowners, renters and business owners with uninsured or under-insured damage in the following disaster-designated metro New Orleans parishes should register with FEMA: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John and St. Tammany.