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CHART Holds Repetitive Loss Outreach Meeting in St. John Parish

Sep 30

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Since 2004, UNO-CHART has worked with communities to reduce their numbers of repetitive flood losses through three major deliverables: (1) a website and web-based data portal that allows access to accurate repetitive loss data including property portfolios; (2) area analyses (flood mitigation plans); and (3) education and outreach. The database portal and area analyses are useful to local officials for planning efforts, grant applications, and general floodplain management activities; all of which assist lead to reduced flood risk.

Project partners include FEMA Region VI, Solutient, French & Associates and communities across Louisiana and Texas.

CHART is currently completing an area analysis with the Cambridge Subdivision in St. John the Baptist Parish, and held an outreach meeting on September 26th to present mitigation recommendations for a repetitive loss area in the parish. The meeting was attended by parish officials and local residents. At the meeting, the project team obtained feedback on the repetitive loss area analysis, hazard mitigation recommendations, and other issues that concern residents regarding flooding. The analysis is currently in draft form and located on CHART’s repetitive loss website, floodhlep.uno.edu. Copies of past repetitive loss area analyses, as well as general information on how to protect yourself and your home from flooding can also be found at floodhelp.uno.edu. 

Floodplain managers who would like access to their repetitive loss information through our web-based data portal should contact CHART’s director, Dr. Monica Farris, at monica.farris@uno.edu.

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