The Federal Emergency Management Agency, more commonly known as FEMA has announced the opening of two mobile drive-through registration centers in Acadia Parish. These centers, which are scheduled to be operational today, will provide residents affected by Hurricane Delta to sign up with the agency for benefits that have been made available.

The Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs) will be open today through Saturday, October 24th at the following locations. The Church of Christ, 328 N.Ave B in Crowley and Estherwood Park on 1st Avenue in Estherwood. The centers will be open from 9 am until 4:30 pm.

These centers will serve as registration points for those affected by Hurricanes Delta and Laural. Individuals or families that sustained damage during those storms are encouraged to visit one of these centers to register with FEMA

These MRICs will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of residents and FEMA workers. That means that social distancing measures will be in place and face masks must be worn for entry.

Of course, you may register with FEMA in several other ways besides visiting one of these or one of the soon to be opened MRICs across Acadiana. The simplest way to sign up with FEMA is to visit disasterassitance.gov. You might also find registration made simpler by downloading the FEMA app on your smartphone.

However, if you're old school and want to speak in-person to a representative but can't make it out to one of the mobile centers, simply dial the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Helpline operators are also available to answer questions about applications already submitted.