More than 15 parishes in Louisiana have been declared Federal Disaster Areas as a result of record flooding throughout the state.  The following links, tips, contact numbers and disaster information has been issued on behalf of the Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce to help flood victims with disaster recovery and assistance.

Make a disaster checklist: Contact your insurance company, document EVERYTHING, take plenty of pictures and video if you can.  For more details go to getagameplan.org

Apply for disaster assistance: disasterassistance.gov , fema.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362), redcross.org or call 1-866-GET-INFO, United Way unitedwaysela.org

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services: Disaster food stamps www.dcfs.la.gov/dsnap or calling the toll-free helpline at 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578), which is now open between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.

Louisiana State Police: (225) 925-6325 or *LSP from any cell phone

Assistance with pets or livestock: Contact your local parish OEP. If you cannot reach anyone, please email the Lousisana State Animal Rescue Team at lsartinfo@gmail.com

Report con artist or scammers: Contact the Louisiana Department of Justice, call the  Consumer Protection Hotline (800) 351-4889 or the Attorney General Jeff Landry www.AGJeffLandry.com

Entergy Louisiana: stormcenter.entergy.com

Louisiana Emergency agencies and contact list: Governor's of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness 

Disaster Loans: Small Business Administration www.sba.gov

Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters: www.lavoad.org