- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - State and federal emergency officials are opening a center in Bossier City to assist victims of the recent flooding in north Louisiana.

The “disaster recovery center” opens Saturday at the Bossier Parish Public Safety Complex and is expected to remain open for roughly two months.

Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the center to help residents apply for disaster assistance programs.

This center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Severe storms triggered flooding that has damaged roughly 12,000 homes and an additional 1,200 businesses and other private buildings in Louisiana.

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