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New Flood Zone Maps to Go Into Effect in June

Police Jury Adopts New Maps

Post Date:05/19/2009

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury adopted the updated Floodplain maps earlier this month in its regular meeting on May 7, 2009. The updated maps are for unincorporated areas only.

Some areas of the parish have changed classification from “low risk” areas to “high risk” areas. Any residents intending on obtaining any building permits under current flood zone requirements should complete the process before June 15th, when the new maps become effective. Since some areas are changing classifications, residents wishing to purchase flood insurance are also encouraged to contact their insurance agent before the end of the year to possibly save money on their flood policy.

Residents may go to www.lamappingproject.com to find out if their property is under a new flood classification. For more information, please call the Division of Planning and Development at (337) 721-3600.

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