Preliminary Flood Maps in Greater New Orleans area Ready for Public View: Public Open Houses Scheduled

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Release date: 
March 6, 2013
Release Number: 
R6-13-023

 

DENTON, Texas –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, public workshops are scheduled in the parishes where interested citizens can obtain more information about the proposed changes.

Orleans Parish                       Jefferson Parish                   Jefferson Parish
Monday, Mar. 18                    Tuesday, Mar. 19                   Wednesday, Mar. 20               
Pavilion of Two Sisters             Terrytown Playground              Lafreniere Park
New Orleans City Park              641 Heritage Avenue               Foundation Center
1 Palm Drive                             Terrytown, LA 70056               3000 Downs Boulevard         
New Orleans, LA 70124            2 p.m. – 7 p.m.                        Metairie, LA 70003  
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.                                                                         2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
 
St. Charles Parish                  St. Bernard Parish                 Plaquemines Parish
Monday, Mar. 25                     Tuesday, Mar. 26                   Wednesday, Mar. 27
RK Smith Middle School            St Bernard Civic Center           Belle Chasse Auditorium
281 Sugarland Parkway            8245 W. Judge Perez Drive     8398 Hwy 23
Luling, LA 70037                       Chalmette, LA 70043               Belle Chasse, LA 70037
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.                         2 p.m. – 7 p.m.                        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.

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Last Updated: 
March 6, 2013 - 10:18
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