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Flood Protection - Terrebonne Parish Flood History

Flood Protection

Terrebonne Parish Flood History

Flooding is the second most prevalent hazard event type recorded by the National Climactic Data Center (NCDC) in Terrebonne Parish. In the last 50 years, the NCDC recorded 23 flood events. The parish experiences stormwater, storm surge, riverine, and backwater flooding.

The table below details the flood events in Terrebonne Parish from 1996 to 2012.

Date Type Property Damage Rainfall
10/5/1996 Coastal Flood N/A N/A
2/12/1997 Flood N/A N/A
4/5/1997 Coastal Flood N/A N/A
9/10/1997 Flood N/A N/A
1/6/1998 Flash Flood $35,000 4-9"
9/12/1998 Storm Surge/Tide N/A N/A
6/26/1999 Flash Flood $500,000 3-10"
6/6/2001 Flash Flood $500,000 11-23"
6/6/2001 Flash Flood $75,000 11-23"
6/10/2001 Flash Flood $250,000 11-23"
6/30/2003 Storm Surge/Tide $1,000,000 5-10"
9/15/2004 Storm Surge/Tide $5,000 N/A
9/22/2004 Storm Surge/Tide $5,000 N/A
10/9/2004 Flash Flood $50,000 N/A
10/9/2004 Storm Surge/Tide $18,00 N/A
9/23/2005 Storm Surge/Tide $138,240,000 1-2"
9/23/2005 Storm Surge/Tide $34,560,000 1-2"
10/16/2006 Coastal Flood N/A 1-2"
12/21/2006 Heavy Rain N/A 1-6"
10/22/2007 Flash Flood N/A 3-10"
5/22/2008 Flash Flood N/A 1-5"
8/3/2008 Storm Surge/Tide N/A 1-4"
8/17/2008 Flash Flood N/A 1-3"
9/1/2008 Storm Surge/Tide $9,400,000 1-5"
9/11/2008 Storm Surge/Tide $100,000,000 1"
3/27/2009 Flash Flood N/A 1-8"
12/14/2009 Flash Flood N/A 1"
5/1/2010 Coastal Flood N/A N/A
7/18/2011 Flash Flood N/A 1-3"
9/2/2011 Storm Surge/Tide $45,000 1-2"
9/4/2011 Flash Flood $25,000 1-4"
3/23/2012 Flash Flood N/A 1-3"
7/20/2012 Flash Flood $10,000 1-4"
8/28/2012 Storm Surge/Tide $10,000,000 < 1"
8/28/2012 Storm Surge/Tide $1,000,000 < 1"

Source:NCDC

It is important to understand your flood hazard. Know more about your flood risk and consider getting flood insurance.