Lafayette’s FEMA recovery center not scheduled to close

(The Daily Advertiser) – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Lafayette, opened to assist flood victims, is not scheduled to be closed.

A rumor circulating on the social media site Facebook claims the DRC is scheduled to close Friday.

Alberto Pilot, filed manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said that’s not true. No date has been set to close the Lafayette site, he said.

The Lafayette Disaster Recovery Center “will stay open as long as the need is there,” Pilot said, “and Lafayette had a lot of damage so the need is still there.”

FEMA does not make the decision to close DRCs, he said. That decision is in the hands of local and state officials.

The DRC for Lafayette Parish is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is located at 301 W. University Ave., at the intersection of University Avenue and Lee. Flood victims can speak in person at the DRC with FEMA representatives as well as Small Business Administration representatives.

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