At least 15 percent of homes in Ascension Parish considered substantially damaged

At least 15 percent of homes in Ascension Parish considered substantially damaged

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Ascension Parish officials said a little more than 15 percent of the more than 10,000 properties that were evaluated for flood damage are considered substantially damaged.

The parish started sending out letters to the 1,553 impacted properties Wednesday.

Homeowners can appeal but will have to show contractor or insurance estimates of the damages or the current valuation of the home before the flood to the Ascension Parish Office of Planning and Development.

Anyone with questions or looking for more information can call the parish's damage assessment hotline at (225) 532-3008.

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