Mayor Landrieu: New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps Go Into Effect This Week

NEW ORLEANS –Today, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City Officials and Michael Hecht, President & CEO, GNO Inc., at City Hall, at 10:00 a.m., to remind residents of the updates to the new FEMA flood insurance rates that go into effect for New Orleans this Friday, September 30, 2016.

The new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available online where residents can view information about their property by navigating to their state, parish and local address.

City reps said due to significant improvements in drainage and flood protection, more than 53 percent of all properties in New Orleans were removed from Special Flood Hazard Areas (“A” zones”) and as a result, will benefit from more affordable flood insurance. Under the new FIRMS, many homeowners will be eligible for a significantly lower flood insurance rate, they said.

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