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Mar 13, 2012 12:45 PM

Help Questions - Flash Flooding

- Lafayette parish residents or business owners who sustained damages due to the recent flooding event should contact the Lafayette Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (337) 291-5075 to report their damages.

Donations are being accepted at The Storage Vault in Carencro. If you have lost items in the flood or want a place to drop off items to donate, The Storage Vault is opening there facility for the following items:


For more information call 337.896.2234
3641 Northwest Evangeline Thruway, across from the old Evangeline Downs.
Operation hours
Monday-Friday(except on Wednesday)9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-1:00pm

*Pick-up arrangements possible*


- St. Landry Parish Government has opened a phone line to take information from any St. Landry Parish resident who sustained flooding in their homes. If you had/have flood water in your home and live in St. Landry Parish, call the St. Landry Parish Government at (337)948-3688 to report this.The phone lines will be open at 8am today. Please be prepared to give your name, address where flooding occurred, phone number and amount of water in your home.

- St. Martin Parish OHSEP is taking information from any St. Martin Parish resident who sustained flooding in their homes or businesses. If you had flood water in your home or business in St. Martin Parish, please call 337-394-2800 to report it. Phone lines will be open until 7:00 p.m. tonight and will resume at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. Please be prepared to give the following information:

Your Name
Where the Flooding Occurred
Your Phone Number
The amount of water in your home

- Acadia parish residents or business owners who sustained damages due to the recent flooding event should contact the acadia office of homeland security and emergency preparedness at (337)783-4357 to report their damages.

- A reminder tonight of a resource Acadiana residents can use to get help when needed. If you dial 2-1-1, you'll be connected with representatives from United Way that can get you essential resources.
Services include:
• Basic Human Needs Resources: food, clothing, shelter, and financial assistance.
• Physical and Mental Health Resources: medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, rehabilitation, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health and children's health insurance programs.
• Employment Support: unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance and education programs.
• Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: home health care, adult day care, congregate meals, respite care, transportation, and homemaker services.
• Support for Children, Youth and Families: Quality childcare, after school programs, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services.


Donation drop off

Unitech Training Academy in Lafayette is helping the Carencro flood victims by acting as a drop off location for Donations.

The following items are being collected:
Brooms and Dustpans
Mop buckets
Cleaning supplies
Paper towels
Canned food
Non-perishable items
Cleaning gloves
Laundry detergent

Donations can be dropped off at 3605 Ambassador Caffery Lafayette, LA 70503. For more information call 337.988.6764

March 19, 2012, FEMA started assessing damage from last week's flooding. Teams, made up of federal, state and local people are looking at damage in four parishes. They'll inspect damage in Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Acadia Parishes during what's called Preliminary Damage Assessments. Just as the title suggests, inspections are preliminary, and it's too early for individuals to file claims. Teams are unable to say how long it'll take to complete assessments. "This is a numbers gathering process," FEMA Media Relations Specialist Brad Craine said. "We're here simply to support the state right now," Craine said.


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