BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Due to the emergency flash flood on Monday, the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana is informing all homeowners to be cautious when choosing businesses and contractors to assist with the cleanup work.

Courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

What to do when your house is flooded:

To help property owners navigate the recovery and restoration process, BBB offers these tips:

Check your insurance policy – Flood damage is not covered by standard homeowners or renters insurance policies. In some high-risk flood areas, home and business owners may be required by law to carry flood insurance. To learn more about your state’s requirements check with your Insurance Commissioner.

Repairing the damage – Don’t make any permanent changes to your property until you get approval from your insurance provider. They may not fully reimburse you for repairs made without their permission. Take…

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