Tangipahoa Parish Government


Flood Protection Information



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.



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





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:


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




Link to the National Weather Service River Gauges



Link to Evacuation Routes



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 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

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.