From State Representative Jared Brossett:
FEMA has released preliminary flood maps that have the potential to effect insurance rates and flood risks. I encourage you to look at the links below and attend one of their open houses to learn more about what the new maps mean for your property and neighborhood. Areas in Lakeview, Gentilly, Mid-City, and Pontchartrain Park may all be effected by the new maps and homeowners should see reductions in their flood insurance premiums, if these maps are adopted. Green signifies a reduction, and red signifies an increase. Please see FEMA’s press release below for more information.
Homeowners, renters and business owners in five parishes in the Greater New Orleans area are encouraged to look over preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.
Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Charles, Parish officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are presenting the preliminary maps in order to help leaders and residents identify known flood risks and use that information to make decisions about buying flood insurance and how the community should move forward with any development.
To share that data, a public workshop is scheduled for this Monday where interested citizens can obtain more information about the proposed changes.
Monday, Mar. 18
Pavilion of Two Sisters
New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
“As we work together with our state and local partners to bring this critical information to the five parishes, we ask that everyone review the maps to understand what flood risks are involved,” said FEMA R6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “The role of the community as an active partner in the flood mapping process is very important.”
Additional information is available, including links to the interactive mapping website on www.riskmap6.com and at http://go.usa.gov/gzU5. Residents can also contact their local floodplain administrators for more details.