FEMA dictates new Livingston Parish flood maps

From the desk of Matt Williams: Coming up this morning

The new flood maps in Livingston Parish got a lot of attention yesterday and a few other parishes are next on the list. Are you in a flood zone now, are you out? Are they confusing? A lot of folks are weighing in on these. Speaking of weighing in, the legislative session kicked back into high gear after the weekend off. Once again, education reform had people talking loud. Check out our DOTD Traffic Watch cameras before heading out today to make sure there aren't any delays on your route. If you do run into any unusual traffic issues while on the roads, you can always see traffic on our WAFB app. Join us for 9NTM & The Early Edition beginning at 4:30 a.m.


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New flood maps will go into effect for Livingston Parish in about two weeks. FEMA dictates the flood zones, but local officials believe public input should be considered. More

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Democratic leaders met outside of the entrance of the Capitol on Monday to complain about the pace of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reform package. More

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