Protect Your Property
Did you know just a few inches of floodwater can cost thousands of dollars in damage? Don’t risk your home or business. Consider the floodproofing techniques in the box below to minimize or eliminate your potential for flood damage.
Visit the LSU AgCenter webpage Preventing Flood Damage for information about floodproofing options. Call Seamus Riley at (504) 736-6441 to request a site visit to discuss local flood problems and to get advice on floodproofing techniques for your property.
Before proceeding with retrofitting measures or any construction and development, (i.e. filling, dredging, and remodeling) check with the Department of Building Permits for applicable building codes, permit requirements, and zoning restrictions or to report illegal development.
Grant funds may be available to assist with permanent flood-proofing measures. Call the Floodplain Management and Hazard Mitigation Department at (504) 736-6540 to learn if you are eligible for any funding sources.