Virtual Flood Map Open House Available for Greater New Orleans Residents

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March 21, 2013
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Public Open Houses Set for March 25-27 in St. Charles, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes

DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in the Greater New Orleans area who did not get a chance to visit flood map open houses March 18-20 now have a virtual option to get information about preliminary flood maps.

A ‘virtual’ open house is available online at and features information on the proposed flood maps for Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Charles parishes.

The website contains links to the online flood maps, and includes details on how to view your flood risk, what it means if your flood risk changes, what you can do to help reduce that flood risk, how to insure your risk, what actions are being taken to address a community’s risk and details about the mapping process.

Meanwhile, there are three flood map open houses scheduled for March 25-27 where residents can meet one on one with state, local and Federal Emergency Management Agency flood mapping partners and view the preliminary maps. Visitors can drop by anytime between 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the days below:

  • Monday, March 25 in St. Charles Parish @ RK Smith Middle School, 281 Sugarland Parkway in Luling, LA 70070
  • Tuesday, March 26 in St. Bernard Parish @ St. Bernard Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, LA 70043
  • Wednesday, March 27 in Plaquemines Parish @ Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 Hwy 23 in Belle Chasse, LA 70037 

Additional information is available at and Residents can also contact their local floodplain administrators for more details.


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March 21, 2013 - 15:25
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