Disaster Recovery Resources

14047356_10208373969085801_4007478817364864041_oResources for Impacted Businesses
August Flooding – Beginning August 11, 2016

Regarding August flooding, beginning August 11, 2016, Acadia Parish has been designated in the federal disaster declaration.

Steps to Obtaining Resources

  1. Register with FEMA

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance (individual and business), victims must first call FEMA at 1-800- 621-FEMA (3362) or access online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Businesses who sustained losses in the designated parishes can begin applying for assistance today. There is also an app available for mobile reporting.

  1. Review SBA Programs

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.  You can apply for loan assistance at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/. Additional information is available by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955.

Information Needed in Applying For Applying For A SBA Disaster Loan
>Contact information for all applicants
>Social Security Numbers for all applicants
>FEMA registration number
>Deed or lease information
>Insurance information
>Financial Information (e.g. income, account balances and monthly expenses)
>Employer Identification Number (EIN) for business applicants

  1. Register with LABEOC

Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center is activated and assisting businesses across the state with response and recovery. LA BEOC connects those who need resources with Louisiana resource providers during response and recovery from an emergency or disaster event. All Louisiana businesses are encouraged to register. Benefits of registering:

  • Information alerts of public announcements from government agencies.
  • Status Report of your operations to inform emergency responders of any issues hindering the recovery of your business.
  • Emergency Products and Services alerts of emergency products and services will be sent to registered companies as they are made available.
  • Donations and Volunteer support for the emergency response.

Business Recovery Center

The U.S. Small Business AdministrationLouisiana Economic Development and Louisiana Small Business Development Centers are partnering to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the severe storms and flooding that began on August 12. SBA representatives will provide information on disaster loans to help finance recovery and explain the application process. LSBDC consultants at the center will provide program information, answer questions and help businesses apply for this much needed financial help. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge.

Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)
537 Cajundome Blvd., Executive Conference Room
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Resource Updates

Continuous resource updates are available on Louisiana Economic Development’s website.


Key Links To Important Information Sources

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)
>Real Time Road Closures: www.511la.org

Louisiana State Police
>225-925-6325 or *LSP from any cell phone

American Red Cross
>1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636)

Office of the Governor: Resources for Flood Victims

Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

IRS Provides Tax Relief for Louisiana Flood Victims

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network

Filling Extensions Available for Affected Louisiana Taxpayers

Louisiana Licensing Board of Contactors

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program