BATON ROUGE, La. –  The Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Parish School Board in Lake Charles will close Oct. 3 at 5 p.m., but a new Drive-thru DRC will open on Oct. 4 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

The Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Sulphur Regional Library will close Oct. 3 at 5 p.m., but a new Drive-thru DRC will open on Oct. 4 at 400 Picard Rd, the Frasch Park in Sulphur.

No appointment is necessary. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The drive-thru centers are now located at:

Calcasieu Parish

Lake Charles Civic Center

900 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Lake Charles, LA 70601

Frasch Park (near the soft ball field)

400 Picard Road

Sulphur, LA 70663

Residents in designated parishes who suffered losses from the storm can get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process, or check the status of their application by logging into their account or submitting information by:

To receive a link to download the FEMA app, text:

  • Apple devices: text APPLE to 43362. 
  • Android devices: text ANDROID to 43362.

Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

Additional DRCs are open in Louisiana. Survivors may visit any open center. To locate the closest center, click on or on a smart phone you can text 43362 and type DRC (Your Zip Code), for example: DRC 01234.

For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit or follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at


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