What is Floodplain Management?
Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage. These measures take a variety of forms and generally include requirements for zoning, subdivision or building, and special-purpose floodplain ordinances.
To compare Effective Flood Map (1984 FIRM) to 2012 Preliminary DFIRM map, visit http://maps.riskmap6.com/LA/Orleans/.
Flood Map Appeals Process
All appeals are required to be accompanied by supporting scientific and/or technical data certified by a licensed professional. (For more information on data requirements, please refer to FEMA Support Data.)
You can submit an appeal of the 2012 Preliminary DFIRM map to the City of New Orleans in person or online. Hardcopy applications can be submitted to the Department of Safety and Permit at City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., Room 7W03.
Amendments for indiviual properties can be filed following the City's Adoption of the 2012 DFIRM maps. For more information on that process please visit http://www.fema.gov/letter-map-amendment-letter-map-revision-based-fill-process