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.
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.
Previously issued LOMCs that were revalidated with the issuance of the August 17, 2007 National Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
I received a letter from my mortgage company informing me that I am now in the flood zone and will need to obtain flood insurance. I was not in the flood zone before. What do I do?
FEMA has a grandfathering rule to provide a reduced rate for homeowners that were not in a flood zone prior to the issuance of new flood maps, and therefore, never obtained flood insurance. In order to apply for the grandfathering provision you will need to provide your insurance company with a Compliance Letter stating that your structure was built in compliance with the flood maps at the time of construction.
If you need this information please submit your name, address of property in question, telephone number, and approximate date of construction to the following link: Flood Information Request
Please allow up to ten business days for a response.
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