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Protecting Your Home

If you're not sure what mitigation measure is right for your house, follow these steps:


Step 1. What is your flood hazard?

Louisiana residents: RiskMAP6 shows the latest information on Digitial Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs)


Step 2. What kind of foundation do you have?

  • Elevated on Piers
  • Elevated on Crawlspace
  • Slab on Grade
  • Raised Basement

Step 3. Select a measure.

This new home in St. Tammany, Louisiana is being built above the flood hazard level.


What is your flood hazard?
Foundations
Mitigation Measures
Elevation
Barriers
Dry Floodproofing
Wet Floodproofing
Emergency Actions
Construction Rules
Dealing with Contractors