MAUREPAS — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a second Disaster Recovery Center in Livingston Parish for three days, the agency announced Friday.
Parish President Layton Ricks said he asked FEMA to open the center in Maurepas because of the extent of Hurricane Isaac damage there and the difficulty some people were having in reaching the center in Satsuma.
The southern part of Livingston Parish was hit hard by floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac, he said.
The rate at which people are applying for help in dealing with damage from Isaac has slowed somewhat, officials said, but continues to grow in Livingston Parish.
As of Friday morning, 4,816 Livingston Parish residents have registered for individual assistance.
More than $5.9 million had been approved for eligible residents of the parish, said Tom Pechal, a FEMA public information officer.
The new center will be open only this Saturday through Monday at the American Legion Hall, 24195 La. 22, in Maurepas. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.
The other recovery center in Livingston Parish is located at the Satsuma Village Mall, 28975 S. Satsuma Road, Suite D, in Satsuma. That one will remain open every day but Sunday until further notice.
People who received damage from Hurricane Isaac can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, by Web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov or by phoning (800) 621-3362.
For SBA information or to apply online, visit www.sba.gov or call (800) 659-2955. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can call (800) 877-8339.