New Louisiana Flood Maps Delayed
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that new Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps for Iberia and Vermilion parishes in Louisiana are not yet complete. FEMA had planned to make the new maps available over the past weekend. However, data analysis for the maps has caused delays. Wayne Rickard, mitigation section chief for FEMA, said that the data for Vermilion and Iberia is still being plotted onto maps and that those maps, along with St. Mary Parish, are expected to be ready around the second week of March.