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New flood maps for Jefferson Parish will be composed from the ground up

May 15, 2014

The two-year delay in implementing Jefferson Parish’s new flood elevation maps will allow the Federal Emergency Management Association to revise the map-making process from the ground up, a parish official said Thursday. FEMA not only will be cognizant of property owners’ earlier comments on its proposed maps but also will incorporate newly available data that more accurately reflects ground elevation inside the levee system.