When your home floods you must notify your insurer (insurance company or agent) to start a claim. You will need your policy number along with a phone number you can be reached at.
Separate damaged from undamaged property. Make sure you have boxes for breakable goods and garbage bags for clothing that can be saved. Be sure to remove anything of value as soon as possible so there is no possibility of theft.
Your insurance adjuster will need evidence of the damage to your home and property items to prepare your repair estimate.
If you were affected by the Louisiana flood you may be able to get FEMA assistance. Homeowners can register for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362. You are encouraged to complete an application for disaster assistance, even if your parish has not yet been federally declared for Individual Assistance.
Designated parishes: Acadia Parish, Ascension Parish, Avoyelles Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Lafayette Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Vermilion Parish, Washington Parish and West Feliciana Parish. Please visit disasterassistance.gov to apply for assistance. Don’t wait to get work done! To prevent mold from spreading you need to have anything wet removed from your house immediately. Buildpro offers 18 month financing so you don’t have to worry about getting work done while you wait for you FEMA assistance.
This includes discarded objects, structural damage, and standing floodwater levels. You must take time stamped photos. You also should video all of the damage but do not talk during this video.
Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their date of purchase, value, and any receipts you may have.
Buildpro understands the devastation that Baton Rouge area home owners are facing during the 2016 flooding. We are dedicated in providing renovation services in the local area to get homeowners back on their feet. If you are in need of our services please give us a call at (225) 412-0031