Louisianians encouraged to report winter storm damage to state

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    The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced Saturday that it is seeking information from residents who sustained damage to their homes or businesses during last week’s storm. GOHSEP has placed a self-reporting survey at damage.la.gov.

    According to the office, the survey “will help local and state emergency managers collect data to move forward with the recovery process.”

    The survey is not intended to be a replacement for insurance customers reporting qualified losses to their insurance companies, the statement said. “The survey is voluntary and does not guarantee any federal disaster relief assistance,” according to the statement. “It will be beneficial in assisting with the damage assessment process in Louisiana related to this event.”