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St. Martin Parish Declared Major Disaster Area - 8/16/2016 -


St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

August 16, 2016

3:43 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

St. Martin Parish Declared Major Disaster Area

(St. Martinville,La.)-This afternoon, St. Martin Parish was officially declared a major disaster area.

Residents can now contact F.E.M.A. to begin the claim process. In addition, they also need to contact St. Martin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to report the damages they sustained from the flooding.

The EOC Call Center will be open from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. to accept calls from individuals and businesses who suffered damage from the flooding that occurred in St. Martin Parish. If you call after 10:00 p.m., you can leave a message and you will receive a return phone call the following day from a call taker.

In order to determine if St. Martin Parish will qualify for Federal Assistance with FEMA, we are asking that any resident or business owner that sustained flood damage, to please contact the St. Martin Parish OHSEP Office at (337) 394-2810 or via email at

When you call or email, please have the following information available:

1. Name and Address

2. Contact Information (phone and email)

3. Pictures of any and all damage

4. How deep the water was

5. Whether you own or rent the property

6. Whether or not you have flood insurance coverage



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