Revised New Orleans flood-risk maps on display

Per The Times-Picayune

Newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps showing the potential for flooding caused by a 100-year rainfall and hurricane-strength surge for New Orleans will be available for review and discussion at a Wednesday open house in City Park.

The event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the City Park Botanical Gardens on Victory Drive.

Specialists will be available to answer questions about the maps, which will be available in paper and digital formats.

Viewing the maps is a great opportunity for home and property owners to see an updated technological analysis of their risk of flooding. With experts on hand to help explain what is being illustrated, New Orleans residents may find out more on how rainfall specifically may affect and harm their home depending on where it sits in the city.

The Louisiana Mapping Project may be found online at There you will find more information and details regarding FEMA’s Louisiana Mapping Project and how they are developed and adopted. You may also call the project through their call center at (866) 751-3989, M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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