Flood Protection

If you need any further information, clarification, or would like to request a flood determination please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Brinkman the Parish's Floodplain Administrator at (985) 340-9028.

FEMA - Main Website

Here is a great link to view Tangipahoa flood maps. http://maps.lsuagcenter.com/floodmaps/?FIPS=22105

A copy of the Community's current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and the Flood Boundary and Floodway Map and an explanation of their use.

How to use a flood map to protect your property FEMA 258 May 1995.

http://www.fema.gov/media/fhm/firm/ot_firm.htm

Links to Documents and Websites for Flood Insurance

Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA 387, Federal Emergency Management Agency, August 2001.

Flood Insurance Frequently Asked Questions and the NFIP Answer desk

Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines, FEMA-186, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1999.

Repairing Your Flooded Home, FEMA-234, 1992. This handbook is like several other books that cover flood insurance as part of giving property owners information on all methods of flood protection.These types of documents can be credited provided that there is sufficient coverage of insurance and that the appropriately cataloged so they can be found by someone interested in flood insurance.

Order a FEMA publication by:

Downloading from FEMA's website. Many of the publications have a direct site listed. These can change over time so www.fema.gov should be searched if a FEMA publication’s link does not work.

PHONE: 1 (800) 480-2520
FAX: 1 (240) 699-0525
MAIL: FEMA Distribution Center
4440 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for free shipping.

Order a Community Rating System publication by:

Downloading from the CRS Website resource center
Calling 317-848-2898
Emailing an order to NFIPCRS@ISO.com

Links to Documents on Protecting a Building

Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House, FEMA-347, 2000

Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting: Six Ways to Protect Your House from Flooding. FEMA-312, 1998.

Repairing Your Flooded Home, FEMA-234, 1992

Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54, 1984.

Coastal Construction Manual, FEMA-55, Third Edition, 2000.

Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas, FEMA-85, 1985.

Flood Proofing Nonresidential Structures, FEMA-102, 1986.

Design Manual for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures, FEMA-114, 1986.

Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood -Prone Residential Buildings, FEMA-259, 1995.

Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA-257, 1994.

Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA-348, 2000.

Reducing Flood Losses Through the International Code Series, FEMA, 2000.

There are three video tapes in FEMA's "Best Build" series:
Best Build: Constructing a Sound Coastal Home Best Build 2
Construction in a Reverine Floodplain Best Build 3
Protecting a Flood-Prone Home

These Corps floodproofing publications can be found on the following website:
https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/nfpc/publications.html

Hard copies can also be ordered from:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CECW-PD National Nonstructural/Flood Proofing Committee.
Attn: Joe Remondini 1645 South 101st East Avenue Tulsa, OK 74128 (918) 669-7197.
Flood Proofing Systems & Techniques, December 1984. (Out of Print and available only via the website.)
Flood-Proofing Regulations, EP 1165 3 314, 1992.
Flood Proofing Performance - Successes & Failures, 1998
Flood Proofing Techniques, Programs, and References, January 1996.
Raising and Moving the Slab-On-Grade House, 1990
A Flood Proofing Success Story, September 1993
Flood Proofing: How to Evaluate Your Options, July 1993
Flood Proofing Technology in the Tug Fork Valley, April 1994
Local Flood Proofing Programs, June 1994

Links to documents on community floodplain management or flood hazard mitigation:

Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction, FEMA-15, December 1981

A Unified National Program for Floodplain Management, FEMA-248, May 1994

Reducing Losses in High Risk Flood Hazard Areas - A Guidebook for Local Officials, FEMA-116, February 1987.

Floodplain Management in the United States: An Assessment Report, Summary Report, FIA-17, June 1992.

Link to documents on the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains:

Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268, September 1995.

USEPA Wetlands Fact Sheets and other types of assistance can be obtained by contacting the EPA's Wetlands Information Hotline at 1-800-832-7828 or wetlands.helpline@epa.gov. The fact sheets can also be downloaded from HERE.

www.floodsmart.gov

Link to the National Weather Service River Gauges

Link to Evacuation Routes

USEPA Wetlands Fact Sheets and other types of assistance can be obtained by contacting the EPA's Wetlands Information Hotline at 1-800-832-7828 or wetlands.helpline@epa.gov The fact sheets can also be downloaded from HERE.

If you need any further information, clarification, or would like to request a flood determination please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Brinkman, the Parish's Floodplain Administrator, at (985) 340-9028.

Community Contact Information

Lauren Brinkman
Floodplain Administrator
15485 Club Deluxe Road
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: 985-340-9028

Louisiana State NFIP Coordinator

Cindy O'Neal
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
P.O. Box 94245, Capitol Station
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: 225-274-4354
Fax: 225-274-4351
Email: coneal@dotdmail.dotd.state.la.us

FEMA Region 6 Mapping Contact

FEMA Region VI
Shona M. Gibson, PE
800 North Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209
O: 940-383-7326
C: 940-312-3224

FEMA Fax
202-646-FEMA

FEMA Region 6 Floodplain Management and Compliance Specialist

John Miles
800 N. Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209
C: 816-533-2873