Tropical Storm Nicholas has much of SWLA is under a flash flood warning, and due to the potential threat, FEMA's Recovery Service Center at the Civic Center in Lake Charles closed Monday, September 13. According to FEMA officials, they plan to reopen the service center Thursday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m.

Hopefully, Nicholas will pass us by leaving little to no damage in his wake. As it stands now, the FEMA recovery center is scheduled to remain open, next week from Monday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Oct. 8. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. FEMA officials are advising those residents living in FEMA temporary housing units to evacuate immediately if local officials issue recommendations to do so. Leave the temporary housing units in place. Remember never to leave a pet in temporary housing during severe weather situations.

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