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Floodplain Management

Floodplain Manager Lisa Ledet


Flood Protection

Protect Your Property from Flooding

Retrofit your home or business to help protect from flooding.

  • Mark your fuse or breaker box to show the circuits in floodable areas. Turning off the power to those areas can reduce property damage and save lives.
  • Check your house for water entry points.
  • Install a floor drain plug, standpipe, overhead sewer, or sewer backup valve to prevent sewer backup flooding.
  • Consider elevating your home above flood levels, wet or dry floodproofing, or installing barriers.

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

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