Cenla storm recovery efforts, resources

Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 10:18 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2020 at 1:26 PM CDT
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(KALB) - We are working to compile severe weather resources for you. Check back for more updates. If you have information on relief efforts or closings, please send us an email at news@kalb.com


FEMA registration assistance
FEMA registration assistance(City of Alexandria)
Hurricane Relief
Hurricane Relief(UWCL)
  • Leesville: All ice distribution operations have been discontinued except Fairgrounds, which will end Thursday afternoon (October 15). No additional water or MRE distributions are planned. It is very important that entities assess all damages related to Delta quickly and report the damages in order for the parish to meet the threshold. Approximately $192,000.
  • CAR SEATS: Thanks to the generosity of several car seat manufacturers, the Louisiana Child Passenger Safety Task Force has received a large quantity of child safety seats. These seats are to be given away free to those who were affected, in any way, by Hurricane Laura. Also, recipients will receive education on proper installation by nationally certified technicians. Parents, grandparents, or any caregivers are encouraged to register. A date for distribution has not been set, but you are encouraged to go online and register. The distribution sites will be Lake Charles, Lafayette, Alexandria, and Monroe. Once a person(s) goes online to register, he/she will pick the nearest site to them. When a date is set, the recipient will be notified. Click here for more from Louisiana State Police.
  • Ruby Kolin/Rapides Parish FD #7 will be giving out water, MREs, and tarps to anyone who needs them starting Tuesday, October 12 at 10 a.m. They ask if you do not need any MREs, please help save them for the ones who need them or lost food during the storm. They will be giving them until 6 p.m. Please make contact with someone in the station, (318) 448-4017.
  • Food Bank: Due to damage across central Louisiana from Hurricane Delta, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana is providing emergency food to residents across Central Louisiana (except Natchitoches and Sabine parishes) regardless of income. Residents in the following parishes -Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn – qualify for this emergency food distribution. For more information, please contact the Food Bank of Central Louisiana at 318-445-2773.
  • The Salvation Army’s Emotional & Spiritual Care HOPEline remains available. Anyone needing a caring listener – whether because of natural disaster, COVID-19, or the stress of life in general – can call 844-458-HOPE (4673) for support.
  • AT&T Wireless and AT&T PREPAID customers who may be affected by Hurricane Delta. We will be waiving data overage charges for customers in 455 zip codes across Louisiana from October 9 to October 13. Customers in these areas may still receive alerts during this time, but accounts will reflect the credits and/or waived data, voice and text charges.
  • Residents of DeRidder can text DeRidder to 888777 to receive updates from the City of DeRidder.


Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA. Operation Blue Roof aims to provide homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made.

This program is a free service to homeowners. Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm.

This program is for primary residences or a permanently occupied rental property with less than 50 percent structural damage. Vacation rental properties are not eligible for this program.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reinitiate Right of Entry, ROE signup for Cameron, Calcasieu, Vernon, Jefferson Davis, Beauregard, and Allen Parishes for a period of 14 days starting 11 OCT.
  • Residents can also sign up for the program by using a smartphone at: www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof.
  • Residents can call toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258) to sign up for a repair or a new roof.
  • The deadline for the blue roof program is Oct. 24, 2020.
  • Click here for more.



  • Hurricane Laura Fact Sheet for Cenla
  • Hurricane Laura FEMA Fact Sheet II
  • According to FEMA, the DeRidder Drive-through Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will reopen in the parking lot of the War Memorial Civic Center, 250 West 7th Street, in DeRidder, starting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to 5 p.m. After Tuesday, the regular operational hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until further notice. This is not inside the building. FEMA representatives will be set up outside. War Memorial Civic Center employees will not be able to assist you.


Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) approved in 16 parishes to provide additional food aid to families impacted by Hurricane Laura. For more information click here

  • For the FEMA Fact Sheet on the Inspection Process click here
  • For the FEMA Fact Sheet on Individuals and Households Programs click here
  • For the FEMA Fact Sheet on Funeral Assistance click here
  • For the FEMA Fact Sheet on Financial Disaster Aid for U.S. Citizens, Non-Citizen Nationals, and Qualified Aliens click here
  • For the FEMA Update on Navigating the Road to Recovery click here
  • For the FEMA Update on Looking Out for Disaster Fraud Scams click here
  • For the FEMA Update on What to Expect with Hurricane Laura Flood Insurance Claims click here
  • For the FEMA Update on FEMA Outreach Workers Providing Disaster Assistance Materials at Hotels click here
  • For the FEMA DR-4559-LA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE DAILY STATUS REPORT from 9/7/2020 click here
  • For the GOHSEP Situational Awareness Report from 9.8.20 click here

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