GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – The last 24 hours have not been fun for many residents in Ascension Parish.
Many neighborhoods have flooded due to the rain that came through the area.
In light of the recent flooding, Ascension Parish is asking residents to self-report flood damage.
Details about this request can be found below courtesy of the Ascension Parish Government:
Ascension Parish emergency officials are asking any residents who experienced flood waters
in their homes or other flood damage from last night’s rain storm and flash-flooding to self-report the fact to www.damage.la.gov.
The easy-to-use site, which is operated by the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and
Emergency Preparedness, asks questions about location and extent of damage, and even
offers the ability to upload digital photos.
Since the flash-flooding was not the result of a named storm, the location defaults to “other”
when “Ascension Parish” is entered.
Collecting this information helps the Parish when requesting state and federal assistance.
“The Parish will use this information to improve our drainage system and to apply for grants
and other funding to help us do so,” said Parish President Clint Cointment. “We want to learn
from the mistakes of the past to prepare for the emergencies of the future.”