Open house meetings set on Jeff Parish flood maps

Jefferson Parish residents with questions about how new flood maps will affect their flood insurance rates can meet with officials Wednesday at the first of four open houses scheduled around the parish.

FEMA released new Jefferson Parish maps for its flood insurance on July 3 and residents have until Sept. 30 to comment on or appeal the designations given to their properties.

Computer stations for viewing the maps will be available at all of the open houses.

Wednesday’s open house will be held at Delta Playground, Room 3 at 8301 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. Each open house will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Three additional open houses are scheduled for next week: