LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - If your property was damaged in the severe weather system that spawned over six tornadoes on June 6, you might be getting a knock on your door from government officials and law enforcement soon.
People who have reported damage from the severe weather will likely have employees from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visiting their homes to do preliminary damage assessment.
Officials say they might be able to provide funding for affected residents.
This assessment is being done to determine whether FEMA is able to provide assistance to these residents.
The employees are expected to show up starting Monday through Thursday.
Any residents who have concerns about this may contact the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 225-686-3066.
The Better Business Bureau is urging those affected to remain vigilant of potential scammers who might try to take advantage of the situation.
- Before you let anyone into your home, ask for official identification. See if they have a photo badge or clothing indicating which agency they work for.
- Inspectors and legimate damage assessors do not carry money nor should they ask you for a payment, banking information, or social security numbers.
- This is a damage assessment, so there shouldn’t be any money exchanged for them to look at your property.
- If you’re given paperwork and asked to sign something on the spot, don’t sign it. Let the person know you want to look it over.
- Ask for a call back number.