Sheriff Tim Soignet will enforce a curfew for all areas south of the Morganza to the Gulf levee system effective 6PMon Tuesday, October 27, 2020 until further notice.
The Houma Municipal Auditorium, located at 800 Verrett Street in Houma, will be available as an evacuation shelter beginning 10AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 for those residents who have evacuated from low-lying areas of the parish. Evacuees should bring sufficient food, water, bedding, baby formula, and other necessary personal items to last 3 days. If transportation is needed to the shelter, please call (985) 873-6357 to arrange pick-up after 10AM on Wednesday. Household pets brought to the Houma Municipal Auditorium will be registered with the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter and kept there until reunited with owners.
In this unusual opportunity, substantially damages, repetitively flooded, and severe repetitive loss structures were purchased with HUD Community Development Block Grant funds and demolished or otherwise cleared from the land. The properties, unlike FEMA HMGP properties, can be sold for uses limited only by the law, homeowner association limitations, and grant requirements. See the attached list for the properties that will be auctioned off in June.
Like all of the Terrebonne Parish projects with federal funds, what will be rebuilt on these properties must be flood safe. Any new structures built on the property will have to carry flood insurance, and will be built without fill to the 2008 DFIRM maps or the ABFE 2006 maps, whichever is higher, plus 1 foot of freeboard.
The proceeds are called “program income” and must be expended on another project that serves low to moderate income beneficiaries. The state must approve of the use of the program income. It is likely that it will be used to complete Susie Canal Levee Extension, which is currently underfunded.
Please advise anyone interested in the properties to review these materials or call Purchasing or Recovery Assistance for more information (873-6754 or 873-6565).