The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that St. Charles Parish is one of 25 parishes/counties nationwide to be selected for a pilot project that will use a different formulation to calculate local flood risks by taking into account locally constructed levees that do not meet federal standards. […]
New FEMA flood insurance rates that were originally set for release on July 1 have been delayed once again, according to St. Charles Parish officials. […]
In a meeting with Sen. David Vitter and officials from FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), parish officials were told levees currently not recognized under the newly proposed FEMA flood maps will be reevaluated and may be taken into account when calculating future flood insurance premium rates. […]
Although reports of an impending rise in flood insurance rates for over half the parish have been bandied about ever since FEMA came to town on April 1, the exact formula used to find out insurance rates has yet to be released.
Representatives from FEMA, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s office and the Louisiana Protection and Restoration Authority will join state and local officials at a town hall meeting on Monday on the proposed FEMA flood maps. […]
LULING – Proposed new Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for St. Charles Parish will be available for review by the public during an upcoming open house to be held from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. March 25 at the R.K. Smith Middle School Cafetorium, 281 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway. […]