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New flood maps for Jefferson Parish delayed until 2016, FEMA says

May 15, 2014

New flood-elevation maps for Jefferson Parish won’t take effect until 2016, two years later than expected, FEMA said Wednesday. The agency has postponed publication of the maps as it considers revising its proposed elevations, due to hundreds of comments from property owners and public officials, many of whom were worried that flood insurance premiums would skyrocket in some areas.