Baton Rouge, La. – Disaster survivors affected by the severe winds and floods from Hurricane Laura, can talk to a FEMA Mitigation Specialist. These specialists are available to provide rebuilding tips, questions about home repair, the importance of flood insurance, making disaster plans, and building supply.

Survivors can contact a Specialist at 866-579-0820

Monday through Saturday, 8 am through 6 pm, Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Or via email at

To access the free resource guide “Repairing and Rebuilding After a Hurricane Mitigation Publications for Your Review and Use” click on this link: for helpful advice as you repair and rebuild to make your home more resilient.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 833-285-7448 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).