Louisiana Water System Grades
Preliminary Report Card. Click your parish from the map. Some data will be updated May 2023.
By Murray Wennerlund published 5-13-2021 updated 11-11-2022
The HUD CDBG-DR program does not decide whether a home needs to be elevated. Homes that are located inside a floodplain and which are substantially damaged, as determined by the local jurisdiction, will require elevation to the HUD CDBG-DR program requirements of two (2) feet above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE), two (2) feet above the Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE), or the local jurisdiction requirement, whichever is greater, in order to be compliant with HUD federal registry 81 FR 83254 (November 21, 2016).
Update 11-11-2022: With FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 coming soon to all flood zones and special hazard flood areas (SHFA) you may want to look at elevating to BFE + 3 feet to be eligible for a reduced rate on your National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance.