Recovery Assistance & Mitigation Planning

Recovery Planner Jennifer Gerbasi


Building Back Safer for Resilience

Monday July 15, 2019 10:50 am

For those who had damage from the recent storm Barry, when building back, this is an opportunity to consider how to build back safer and stronger.  See the attachments for funding that may be available from flood insurance (ICC) if the structure is substantially damaged and tips for building back safer.  If a home or business owner made a flood claim from this storm, they may be over 50% damaged from this storm or all the storms in the last 10 years added together.  This is measured against the assessor’s value of the structure.  These structures may need to meet the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance requirement to build back.  Discuss this with your insurance agent and then call the Floodplain Administrator, Lisa Ledet for more information at 985-873-6567.


For roof damage, check out the suggestions at Fortified Homes for building a stronger roof as well.

Related Information

Insurance Claim Funds for Elevation
Builidng in the V zone
Building in Flood Zone A
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