LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - New federal flood insurance rate maps will go into effect Tuesday, affecting thousands of Livingston Parish homeowners. The Advocate reports many people whose homes have never flooded will be required by their mortgage companies to buy insurance that could cost more than $1,000 a year. Meanwhile,... more »
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 »
In Iberia Parish, the 911 dispatch center will soon have a way to increase emergency response. Parish leaders hired "Geo Comm," a company that upgrades 9-1-1 dispatch maps using a gps unit. Parish officials say the maps they're using now for emergencies are old and somewhat inaccurate when finding exactly... more »
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 »
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 »
VERMILION PARISH, La. - Vermilion Parish property owners without flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect on January 19, 2011.
The latest flood hazard maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS),... more »
ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. - St. Martin Parish property owners without flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect on November 4, 2010.
The latest flood hazard maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate... 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 »