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Denham Springs to hold meeting to discuss new flood maps

Denham Springs to hold meeting to discuss new flood maps

POSTED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 11:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 11:34am

FEMA has revised the Livingston Parish Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).

Denham Springs, along with all other incorporated and unincorporated areas of Livingston Parish participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, will adopt the new FIRM on April 3, 2012.

The adoption of the new FIRM may affect residents, businesses and organizations’ requirements to purchase flood insurance for homes, offices or other structures.

In an effort to introduce the new FIRM, educate the community and answer questions pertaining to the upcoming changes, the City of Denham Springs’ Office of Planning and Development will hold an open house for the public on Thursday, March 8,from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Denham Springs Municipal Building, 941 Government Dr, Denham Springs.

Local and state officials, as well as representatives from FEMA will be on hand to answer specific questions, and the new map will be on display.

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