FEMA released preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) for all of Jefferson Parish on October 30, 2008. Recently, FEMA has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) to determine the flood risk in and around the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) in order to update the portion of the 2008 preliminary DFIRMs in the vicinity of the levee system.
FEMA released revised preliminary DFIRMs for Jefferson Parish. The flood risk depicted on the revised preliminary DFIRM maps incorporate the HSDRRS improvements completed by the USACE and constructed local drainage system improvements that assist in the conveyance of flood water within your community. The updated flood risk information provided through the preliminary DFIRMs will provide the communities, residents and business owners within Jefferson Parish more precise information about the flood risk they face, allowing them to make more informed decisions to reduce their personal risk to life and property.
Communities within Jefferson Parish can review areas prone to flooding during the 1-percent-annual-chance storm event by reviewing the preliminary DFIRMs. The flood hazard areas depict the areas prone to coastal storm surge, river flooding, and rainfall events and illustrate the complex network of canals, levees, pumping stations and closure structure in operation during an event of that magnitude. With the complex nature of the systems within Jefferson Parish, residents and business owners should look to the DFIRM maps to understand the possibility of flooding within their vicinity.
Flood Risks Are Changing In Jefferson
Parish, LA. Be Prepared When Clients Call
To help Flood Insurance Agents better understand where the changes are occurring
on the new flood maps, more about the Newly Mapped Procedure and Grandfather
rating options, Policy Conversion and retaining customers whose risk is reduced,
impacts of reform legislation and upcoming changes to the NFIP, and using new
tools and resources to assist you, Jefferson Parish has partnered with FEMA to
hold two Insurance Workshops (East and West Bank). This information is also valuable to Real
Estate professionals, lenders, builders, and surveyors.
There is no charge for these workshops and we encourage you
to share information about these events with other flood
insurance agents, lenders, surveyors, builders and real
estate professionals. Space is
limited, so mark your calendar and click the registration link below the
Insurance Workshop you desire to attend:
14 (Monday), from 1-3 p.m. at East
Bank Council Chambers, Yenni Building (2nd floor), 1221 Elmwood Park
Blvd, Jefferson, LA, 70123. Register
to attend this Workshop at: http://eastbankinsuranceworkshop.eventbrite.com
March 29 (Tuesday), from 10 a.m. - Noon at West
Bank Council Chambers, General Government Building (2nd floor), 200
Derbigny St., Gretna, LA 70053. Register
to attend this Workshop at: http://westbankinsuranceworkshop.eventbrite.com
Your clients will view you as an important resource to accurately
explain their changing flood risks. So,
plan to attend one of these important Workshops to become better prepared when
your clients call. For more information
about flood insurance, visit Agents.FloodSmart.gov.
Flood Risk Open Houses in Jefferson
Jefferson Parish will host three Flood Risk Open Houses to
allow residents and business owners to view the new revised preliminary flood
maps for Jefferson Parish and determine if and how their flood risk has
Tell your clients about the Flood Risk Open Houses happening in
March 15th (Tuesday) at
the East Bank Regional Library located at 4747 W Napoleon Ave, Metairie, LA
70001. The hours are from 10:00 AM-7:00 p.m.
March 23rd (Wednesday)
at the Marrero Community Center located at 1861 Ames Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072.
The hours will be from 10:00 AM-4:00 p.m.
March 30th (Wednesday) at the Mel Ott Recreation Center located at 2301 Belle Chasse Hwy,
Gretna, LA 70053. The hours will be from 2:00-7:00 p.m.