Tuesday May 7
WWL-TV New Orleans
Parish leaders fighting FEMA flood maps from sending rates skyrocketing
Government and business leaders from 14 parishes across south Louisiana are in Washington D.C. right now to fight FEMA's flood insurance rate maps and the flood insurance reform law enacted last July.
St. Charles Hires Civil Engineer To Challenge Proposed FEMA Maps
A civil engineer has been hired by St. Charles Parish to challenge proposed FEMA flood maps that have put over 9,000 structures in the parish in special flood hazard areas for the first time.
St. Charles feels the impact of flood map, years before it would take effect
"When I put the sign out I got laughed at. So, I can't leave. I'm stuck here. Everyone's ready to throw their keys at the bank." -- Telesia Batte It could be years before the preliminary FEMA flood insurance rate maps are approved, adopted and implemented in St.