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Region 6

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Risk Map

Determining Available Flood Hazard Information

Base Level Engineering Tools and Resources

Virtual Flood Risk Open House

Mitigation Guides

Leadership

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FEMA Region 6 office, located in Denton, Texas oversees federal emergency management for 68 Tribal Nations and the following states:

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Potential impacts to the environment and cultural resources must be considered when a community applies for FEMA funding through Public AssistanceHazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP)

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) is a national FEMA program that works with states, tribes, territories and local communities to evaluate and better understand their current flood risk, as well as the actions that can be taken to mitigate and become more resilient against future risk.

Determining Available Flood Hazard Information

The Available Flood Hazard Information (AFHI) tables are produced quarterly and may be issued intermediately in response to a Federal Disaster Declaration. AFHI tables allow access to all available flood hazard information within the FEMA flood mapping program, allowing communities, state, and federal entities access to all available data.

Base Level Engineering (BLE) Tools and Resources

We have resources to assist communities for the local review and incorporation of Base Level Engineering datasets in their floodplain management activities. These tools connect up with BLE data available, free-of-charge, on the interactive on-line portal, known as the Estimated Base Flood Elevation (estBFE) Viewer.

View All Base Level Engineering Resources

Virtual Flood Risk Open House

Updating flood maps can be a multi-year effort and providing community review of the maps before they go effective is an important part of the process. FEMA works with communities to provide information and resources online to view the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps. It’s important for property owners to understand options if they need to consider flood insurance, or if they disagree with the maps.

When face-to-face meetings are not always possible, a Virtual Flood Risk Open House can provide many of the same resources and a link to FEMA’s Flood Map Changes Viewer.

Go to the Community Members’ Guide

Mitigation Guides

Mitigation Funding Resource Guides provide state, territory, and local officials with a wide range of potential funding resources including grants, loans, technical assistance and in-kind services from multiple stakeholders.

View All Mitigation Funding Resource Guides

Leadership

Leadership Region 6 - Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson
Regional Administrator

Mr. Robinson was appointed in January 2013. Under his leadership, the Region has awarded and managed over $1 billion in grant funding each fiscal year to assist Region 6 partners.

Tony Robinson Full Bio

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Randy Meshell
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

Mr. Meshell's responsibilities include oversight and implementation of response and recovery operations for presidentially declared disasters in the five-state region.

Randy Meshell Full Bio

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Louisiana homeowners and renters affected by Hurricane Ida who live in Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes have until October 28, 2021 to apply for disaster assistance. 

Regional News and Information

If you live in one of the 25 designated parishes for FEMA assistance and you incurred expenses for short-term lodging because of Hurricane Ida, you may be eligible for reimbursement.
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FEMA disaster assistance now includes additional features to make your home healthier and safer if it was affected by Hurricane Ida. These added types of assistance are part of the Individuals and Households Program, and there is no separate application process. It’s important to remember that survivors need to apply with FEMA to find out what assistance they may be eligible for.
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Disasters disrupt lives and some families may move from their damaged homes into rental properties or hotels. When phone numbers or mailing addresses change, FEMA can’t reach you. So, after you apply for disaster assistance, you need to let FEMA know each time your information changes.
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BATON ROUGE, La. – Several small, temporary FEMA disaster recovery centers have opened in hurricane-affected areas, while FEMA teams go door to door in communities– a combined effort by the state and FEMA to continue to reach survivors in need.
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Last updated September 14, 2021