JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
July 29, 20200
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEPARTMENT OF FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT AND
HAZARD MITIGATION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT FOR RLAA
JEFFERSON, LA – The Department of Floodplain Management and Hazard Mitigation announces the annual progress report for the Jefferson Parish Repetitive Loss Area Analysis (RLAA). This annual report provides an update for each mitigation action prioritized in the Area Analysis completed in 2018. The progress report is available online at www.jeffparish.net/RLAA.
RLAA is an in-depth look at areas that have experienced multiple losses from flooding. The purpose of a RLAA is to generate specific guidance on mitigation solutions for individual buildings or areas, in contrast to a community-wide approach presented in a hazard mitigation or floodplain management plan.
Jefferson Parish conducted an area analysis for five repetitive loss areas identified within the parish and developed a report to help property owners reduce their risk of future flooding by providing an understanding of the flood risk, flooding sources and resources for mitigation. CLICK HERE to view the final report, which was adopted by the Jefferson Parish Council on May 16, 2018.
For questions or additional information about the RLAA, please contact the Department of Floodplain Management and Hazard Mitigation at JPfloodplain@jeffparish.net or (504)736-6540.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO