Marcia Shivers, Floodplain Coordinator
It is the responsibility of the Floodplain Management Office to provide restrictions and regulations that govern the use of the Parish’s floodplains, provide information to property owners how they can protect themselves from flood damage, and to provide information on the National Flood Insurance Program.
Ascension Parish Flood Protection For You and Your Property
For property owners in Special Flood Hazard Areas and Flood Prone Areas, please click the link below.
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External Flood Resources
Answers to many common questions, how to reduce risk, protect your home and other structures
Repairing Your Flood Damaged Homes
Please read the documents linked below if you are repairing your home due to any recent flood damage.
The NFIP: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase flood insurance on eligible buildings and contents, whether they are in or out of a floodplain. This community participates in the NFIP, making federally backed flood insurance available to its property owners. The NFIP insures most walled and roofed buildings that are principally above ground on a permanent foundation, including mobile homes, and buildings in the course of construction. Property owners can purchase building and contents coverage from any local property and casualty insurance agent. To find a local insurance agent that writes flood insurance in your area visit www.floodsmart.gov.
History of Floodplain Management in Ascension Parish
Am I in a flood zone?
In order to help determine the flooding risk of properties in a particular area, FEMA has developed a series of maps for Ascension Parish showing “flood zone” areas. Technically, these are areas estimated to have a one percent probability of being inundated by floodwaters in any given year. This is also commonly called the hundred-year flood.
The below link will take you to scans of the official FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps where you can see if your property is in a shaded flood zone area or not. The Parish of Ascension also offers several unofficial online maps that can help you determine your Floodzone and elevation on our Online Maps Gallery.
To request an official Floodzone determination you will need to submit a flood zone determination form by providing the information requested on the following link: Flood Zone Determination Form