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If you are in any A Zone you are below the Base Flood Elevation and are required to carry flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program. The higher the number following the A (It is better to be in A0 than A30) the more likely a property is to flood.
If you are in any V Zone you are below the Base Flood Elevation in a Coastal area and are required to carry flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program. The higher the number following the V (It is better to be in V0 than V30) the more likely a property is to flood.
If you are in a B Zone you are above the Base Flood Elevation and are NOT required to carry flood insurance. However, for most homes in Zone B, the annual cost for flood insurance is less than 400 dollars per year.
Click here for a flood zone map of the entire Mid-City area.
Check out flood maps and information from the LSU Ag Center in the link below:
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“The City That Care Forgot” by Holly Sarre.
Photo and permission to use courtesy Holly Sarre.
Please click on the link below to view photos taken after 2005 Federal Flood. The photos in the link below were taken by Conrad Abadie:
Jim Danner sent in these photos of a surprise placed in a Fortier Park oak tree by neighbor Paul Laplace. Photos taken September 9, 2005.
Charlotte Pipes sent in these 2005 photos of the flooding that occurred in Faubourg St. John due to the levee breaches.
This photo, taken from a porch at 2900 Ursulines Avenue shows the water level during the flood and a few weeks after.
This photo shows the water level at CC’s Coffee on Esplanade along with the same photo when the flood waters receded.
Flooding at Esplanade and North White. Look closely to see a motor boat moving down the middle of the street.
Fire hydrant drowns.
2005 photos at McDonough 28 now known as City Park Academy.
North White Street looking toward the Fairgrounds.
North Dupre toward St. Philip from Ursulines Avenue.
Photos courtesy Charlotte Pipes.