"Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) seeks to collaborate and coordinate with our Region 6 states to identify risks and increase public awareness. We invite you to find local flood risk information on your parish's page in order to make educated decisions concerning your home and family."more>>
New Orleans, La. - A look at new maps can give you an idea if what you pay for flood insurance will skyrocket.
FEMA released updated preliminary flood maps Thursday that can give you a better idea of your risk for suffering from a flood (click here to see those).
The federal subsidy flood insurance has gone away because of the federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. That means nearly 500,000 home and business owners in the state could be forced to pay higher, market rates.
"As we work together with our state and local partners to bring this critical information to the five parishes, we ask that everyone review the maps to understand what flood risks are involved," said FEMA R6 Administrator Tony Robinson. "The role of the community as an active partner in the flood mapping process is very important."
FEMA says it could be months before the maps are finalized. It will begin a series of public meetings next week designed to help people make sense of the new information.
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