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Ascension Parish can drop floodways FEMA OKs removing restrictions from new flood maps
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NEW FLOOD ORDINANCE IN ASCENSION PARISH: UPDATE


The Advocate reported last night that FEMA has informed Ascension Parish government and area congressional officials that new flood insurance rate maps can proceed without controversial development restrictions along area waterways.
 

Arising from a parish-funded analysis several years in the making, the new maps set up revised base flood elevations across a swath of the parish. The elevations are important for assessing flood risk. The new figures have lowered flood risk for 1,200 properties, but the maps also came with new floodways, a first in Ascension, that have caught some home and business owners off guard.

At the urging of Mayor Mike Lambert, the Town Council agreed Tuesday to take the first procedural step to rescind the recently approved ordinance that had adopted the new flood map with floodways delineated. 

A final vote will happen at a future meeting.

Click the link to read the full article: 
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_349cdc46-5599-11e9-86fd-bb912b7b8323.html 

 
 
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