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Floodplain Management

Our Mission

Flooding is an issue for a large number of residents in the Parish as the land in Terrebonne Parish is low or below sea level. The principal source of floodwaters in Terrebonne Parish is rain, but in late summer, hurricanes and associated tidal surges also pose a serious threat.

To identify a community's flood risk, FEMA conducts a Flood Insurance Study. The study includes statistical data for river flow, storm tides, hydrologic/hydraulic analyses, and rainfall and topographic surveys. FEMA uses this data to create the flood hazard maps that outline your community's different flood risk areas.

Floodplains and areas subject to coastal storm surge are shown as high-risk areas or Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). Some parts of floodplains may experience frequent flooding while others are only affected by severe storms. However, areas directly outside of these high-risk areas may also find themselves at considerable risk.

If you would like information about the current FIRM or to see if your property is in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), contact our office at 985-873-6567. Elevation certificates we have on file may be available to view and/or print from our GIS map. Click here to go to our GIS map. There is no charge for this service. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Any questions concerning the FEMA maps can be directed to Lisa Ledet.


Click here to see Steps to Flood Protection