Residents in Louisiana’s Bossier Parish have 90 days from Sept. 14 to file objections with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the parish’s new flood insurance rate maps.
The Times reports that the maps already have prompted three lawsuits.
Plaintiffs include Mark and Debora Mammarelli. They say that when they applied for permits to build their house, nobody told them the land was in a FEMA floodway. Now, if they want to make any improvements, they must first get an engineer’s survey of how it would affect the flow of floodwater.
Debora Mammarelli said she is considering an appeal with FEMA but may just see what happens with the lawsuit. It is currently awaiting a trial date in Bossier Parish District Court.
Information from: The Times