Drive-Thru Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Natchitoches Parish


A drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center will open in Natchitoches Parish Monday, Oct. 19 to help Hurricane Laura survivors. The drive-thru center operates under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe.

Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service. Survivors remain in their cars. A specialist wearing a face mask will receive documents through the window and return them.

No appointments are necessary. Hours of operation are 8a.m. to 6p.m. Monday – Saturday and closed on Sunday. The drive-thru center is located at:

Natchitoches Parish

450 Fifth St.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(Look for a FEMA team and equipment in the adjacent field)

Additional centers are reopening in Louisiana. Survivors may visit any open center. To locate the closest center, call the FEMA Helpline, visit or by downloading the FEMA app.

Survivors do not need to visit a drive thru center to apply or update their application. To ask individual questions or submit information, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).


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  • To find a drive-thru DRC you can text 43362 and type DRC and your ZIP Code (for example, DRC 12345).
  • To receive a link to download the FEMA app:
    • Apple devices: text APPLE to 43362
    • Android devices: text ANDROID to 43362
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