Morning Glen neighbors suffer flood damage

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Residents in the Morning Glen subdivison spent the emptying out their flooded homes.

Brandy Polsin has been living in the subdivision since 2015. She says her home has never flooded until Monday nights storm.

“It’s devastating,” Polsin said. “The whole neighborhood, every one of us has just lost everything.” 

Polsin says the only thing left from her home is her dinning table and few small items.

Governor John Bel Edwards is encouraging those affected to start asking for help now. 

“If they don’t have flood insurance they can document their damage, document their losses,” said Gerard Hammink, spokesman for FEMA.

Polsin received around three feet of water inside and outside her home.

“It had gone up to our box springs,” she said. “

Like many of her neighbors, she has flood insurance even though her home is not in a flood zone area. Polisn home is unlivable for at least two months.

Citizens may report any storm-related damages to their property via brla.gov/emergency or by calling the Permits and Inspections Division at 225-389-3205.

For additional tips on claiming damage visit the Louisiana Department of Insurance’s website at: www.ldi.state.la.us or by phone at (225) 342-5900.

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