Iberville Parish flood maps to become effective Nov. 6

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

DENTON, Texas - New flood maps for Iberville Parish will become effective in five months on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Before that date, state, local and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps to understand their flood risk and consider purchasing flood insurance.

Most property insurance policies do not cover the effects of a flood. Floods can place people at risk of uninsured loss to their businesses, homes and personal property if they don’t have either a private flood insurance policy or coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a voluntary protection program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States and only flood insurance covers these unexpected, damaging and sometimes fatal events.

To review the new flood maps, residents can contact their local floodplain administrator.  FEMA map specialists and flood insurance experts also are available to answer questions. They can be reached by phone at call 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627).