Self Reporting Damages to FEMA following Hurricane Lauara

From the Acadia Parish OHSEP Director, Ashley LeBlanc:


  • All citizens can do Self-Report of Damages at the following link:

  • Encourage all citizens who were impacted by Hurricane Laura to register as they may be eligible for assistance from FEMA.

o   Grants may help eligible survivors with financial assistance that include rent, home repair, home replacement and other disaster-related needs such as childcare, medical and dental expenses.

o   Before you apply, contact your insurance company and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage.

o   Take photographs or video of the damage and keep all receipts related to home repair.

o   If you have uninsured or underinsured losses, contact FEMA online at, download the FEMA app and register on your smartphone or tablet, or call 800-621-3362(TTY 800-462-7585).

  • After registering, create an account to check the status of your application, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information, and upload important documents.
  • If you have any questions, you please contact the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). For TTY call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), please call 800-621-3362.”