Sometimes common sense prevails in preventing flood damage. Sometimes flood damages are from openings in the house that could be sealed or appliances that could be raised at a minimal cost, but with 2 inches of water were destroyed. The attached flier has some helpful suggestions about how to prevent losses from low level flooding. Some of these changes may also have a positive effect on your flood insurance premium. Call your insurance agent for more information on specific savings for water heater placement, etc.
Anyone needing to know their flood zone may be able to find that through their insurance agent, or the LSU Agricultural Center updated Website at http://maps.lsuagcenter.com/floodmaps/?FIPS=22109. If you prefer call Lisa Ledet, Parish Floodplain Manager at 985-873-6567.