www.fema.gov

 

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.https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/272

 

Flood Insurance Frequently Asked Questions and the NFIP Answer desk are at http://faq.fema.gov/cgi-bin/fema.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php

 

Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines, FEMA-186, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1999. http://www.lakepark-fl.gov/sites/default/files/Mandatory%20Purchase%20of%20Flood%20Insurance%20Guidelines_F-083.pdf

 

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. http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4540081_repairingFloodedHome.pdf

 

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 at http://training.FEMA.gov/emiweb/crs

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

 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/725

 

 

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

 

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uiug.30112048167867;view=1up;seq=4

 

Repairing Your Flooded Home, FEMA-234, 1992

 

http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4540081_repairingFloodedHome.pdf

 

Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54, 1984.

 

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3289

 

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

 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3293

 

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

 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/2574

 

Flood Proofing Nonresidential Structures, FEMA-102, 1986.

 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/15599

 

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

 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3001

 

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

 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3001

 

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

http://www.fema.gov/library/viewrecord.do?id=1643

 

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

 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3729

 

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

http://www.fema.gov/library/viewrecord.do?id=2094

 

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

 

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/2850

 

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.

 

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/1619

 

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

 

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/432

 

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

Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268, September 1995.

http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/475

           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 http://epa.gov/owow/wetlands/facts/contents.html

 

www.floodsmart.gov

 

Link to the National Weather Service River Gauges

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=LIX&gage=ROBL1

 

Link to Evacuation Routes

http://www.tangisafe.com/Data/Sites/14/guide/Maps.pdf

 

Community contact information

            Andy Currier

            Tangipahoa Parish Building Official

            15485 Club Deluxe Road, Hammond, LA 70403

            (985) 542-2117

          

  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 Representative

            FEMA Region VI

            Jennifer Knecht

            800 North Loop 288

            Denton, TX 76209

            Phone: (940) 898-5553

            Email: Jennifer.Knecht@fema.dhs.gov

            FEMA Fax

            (202) 646-FEMA

 

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 http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/facts/contents.html

 

If you need any further information, clarification, or would like to request a site visit please do not hesitate to contact Nic LeBlanc the Parish's Flood Plain Manager at (985) 542-2117.