FEMA released new flood maps Thursday, which have been in the making since February 2008. And now Lafayette Consolidated Government has accepted the revised maps.
Thursday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm residents were invited to attend an open house at the Southside Public Library to view the maps... more »
New flood maps for Vermilion Parish are now in effect. But, who do they affect? And, how? FEMA put the new flood hazard maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps or "DFIRMS," into effect on Wednesday.
"People that were not in the flood zones... they have put them... more »
In Vermilion Parish, new flood maps setting insurance rates go into effect today. Those without flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now, to lock in the best premiums. Those with insurance should contact their insurance agent to ensure they have adequate coverage with the new flood risk data.
From the Department of Homeland Security: Vermilion Parish homeowners, business and residential renters, and business owners who do not have flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect.
New flood maps become effective on... more »
New flood insurance rate maps for Acadia Parish are now effect. The latest flood hazard maps, known as digital flood insurance rate maps or D-firms, outline new flood-risk zones and serve as an integral part of the national flood insurance plan.
The maps play a key role in defense... more »
FEMA announces new flood maps will soon be in place in Saint Martin, Acadia and Vermilion Parishes. The maps are used to help determine flood insurance rates and home elevation requirements.
Map information is available from Parish and City Government offices in the 3 affected Parishes. The new maps... more »
Some Vermilion Parish homeowners are struggling with a huge financial decision. Thursday afternoon, The Office of Community Development held a meeting in Abbeville to try to resolve a debate between 540 people across Louisiana and State officials.
It all started in 2008, after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, when residents... more »
Some Acadiana parishes, including St. Landry, St. Martin and Jeff Davis have new flood zone maps this year, just in time for the peak of hurricane season.
Homeowners who need flood insurance should take a look at the maps to avoid paying a higher price in a few weeks.... more »