Flood Recovery Information
LEDA is providing these resources to expedite your recovery so your business is able to return to normal operations as quickly as possible. We will continually update information as it is released by recovery-related agencies and organizations. Initial Steps to Obtain Recovery Services and 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 Administration, Louisiana 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) Business Recovery Center in Youngsville
537 Cajundome Blvd., Executive Conference Room
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 4 p.m.
Gulf Coast Bank
3000 E Milton Ave
Youngsville, LA 70506
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Louisiana Economic Development Flood Recovery Assistance Information
One Acadiana Flood Recovery Information
Louisiana’s Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters
LAVOAD enhances the effectiveness of service providers and stakeholders who help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, with the overall purpose of lessening the impact of disasters on Louisianans.
Louisiana Department of Revenue
State tax extensions are available to Louisiana taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business and critical tax records are located in areas of the state declared federal disaster areas following recent storms and flooding. At this time, there are 20 parishes designated as federal disaster areas, which includes Lafayette Parish.
Office and Work Space
Business Recovery Center at LITE
Temporary office space will be set up at the LITE Center, located at 537 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA. This support will come with a shared office space with workspace and internet connectivity available for businesses. The University will also make available Abdalla Hall and the Picard Center, located in the University Research Park, if needed. Businesses needing assistance are encouraged to contact Heidi Melancon, director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at 337-482-6312 or hmelancon(at)lsbdc.org for further information.
Lafayette Public Library
All of library locations also have free WiFi, public computers and public printers. Some of locations also have fax machines and copy machines.
Shelter at Home Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors Search for local licensed contractors
The Shelter at Home Program enables eligible individuals or families whose homes were damaged in the August flooding to take shelter in their own homes while they rebuild, instead of having to stay in a hotel, rental or mass shelter.
Donations and Volunteering
United Way of Acadiana
Community Foundation of Acadiana
American Red Cross
Other Contact Information
- For emergencies: 9-1-1
- Louisiana State Police: 225-925-6325 or *LSP from any cell phone
- FEMA: 1-800-621-3362 or Disasterassistance.gov
- United Way of Acadiana: 337-233-8302; for immediate assistance, dial 2-1-1
- American Red Cross: 1-866-GET- INFO (1-866-438-4636)
- Consumer Protection Hotline: 1-800-351-4889
- Cleco Corporation: 1-800-622-6537
- Entergy: 1-800-ENTERGY; Power Outages: 1-800-9OUTAGE
- Slemco: 1-888-2SLEMCO (1-888-275-3626)
- LUS: Power Outages: 337-291-9200