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New Lafayette Parish flood maps go into effect in December

Posted: 2:15 PM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 15:15:46-04

New flood maps for Lafayette Parish are set to go into effect on Dec. 21.

FEMA issued a letter of final determination for the new maps in June, according to a list posted in the agency’s web database.

The new maps will go into effect for all of the parish: Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Lafayette, Scott, Youngsville and unincorporated Lafayette Parish, according to FEMA.

The maps can be viewed on Lafayette Consolidated Government’s website .

Effective flood-zone maps in Lafayette Parish date back to 1996.

New maps were first revealed in 2006, but they’ve been held up by challenges and revisions.