When it rains, it pours…
At Vidrine & Vidrine Bankruptcy Attorney we’ve hear that common phrase, “when it rains , it pours”. And now our community feels it…both physically and emotionally. Luckily, Louisiana residents know how to handle a crisis. It’s our specialty. We find our strength in situations like this, and we are better for it in the long run.
A message from Mayor-President Joel Robideaux :
Anyone impacted by flooding should register with FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (800-621-3362). This includes residents of parishes that have not yet been included as a federally declared disaster. Note, hold times may exceed 30 minutes when calling due to the high volume of calls.
Be prepared to provide the name of property owner, address of damaged property, if the property is covered by flood insurance, the amount of water in the building and approximate cost to repair to pre-flood condition.
If you currently have flood insurance, contact your insurance company for guidance on filing a claim.
Take photos of all damage to property prior to repairs or cleanup
Save all receipts for work done and all materials purchased.
Use only state licensed and registered contractors for any repairs
Purchase permits prior to repair or reconstruction. Contact the LCG Codes Division at 337-291-8461 for assistance
Parish Damage Assessment and Federal Assistance
Lafayette Parish officials are currently making every effort to document the cumulative damage in the parish. This is necessary for the parish’s application for federal assistance. To assist in this effort, individuals who have sustained property damage should contact Lafayette Parish Office of Homeland Security at 337-291-5060. Operators will be available for assistance in damage assessment and any federal assistance that may be available.
All of us at Vidrine & Vidrine Law Firm are praying for those affected by this historical flood. If we can help with any legal questions please contact us at 337-233-5195. Or Contact Us online here!