How can I retrofit my home for flood protection? There are six different ways:
Elevation means raising your home so that the lowest floor is above the flood level. This is the most common way to avoid flood damage.
Wet floodproofing makes uninhabited parts of your home resistant to flood damage when water is allowed to enter during flooding.
Relocation means moving your home to higher ground where the exposure to flooding is eliminated altogether.
Dry floodproofing seals your home to prevent flood waters from entering.
Levee and floodwall protection means constructing barriers to prevent flood waters from entering your home.
Demolition means razing your home. Homeowners can rebuild to flood-safety standards on the same property or buy a house elsewhere.
All development in Terrebonne Parish, including floodplain development, requires a permit. Call the TPCG Permit Office at (985) 873-6567 for more information.
More information can be found in the
Terrebonne Parish Permit Office, the Terrebonne Parish Library, or at FloodSmart.gov.