The potential destructive power of tropical cyclones and flooding were determined to be the most prevalent hazards to the parish. Twelve of the sixteen Presidential Declarations Caddo Parish has received resulted from either tropical cyclones (5 declarations) or flooding(7 declarations), which validates these as the most significant hazards.
Flooding can occur anywhere in Caddo Parish. Using the FEMA Flood Map Service Center residents can view Flood Maps using an address, a place, or longitude/latitude coordinates. The Flood Maps identify Special Flood Hazard Areas and base flood elevations of specific sites.
If you are located outside the City of Shreveport and beyond the MPC (five miles outside City limits) and would like to know if a parcel is in a flood zone, contact the Public Works Department at (318) 226-6934. A trained technician will locate your property and verify its location within the flood zone. The technician will also determine if it is outside incorporated areas, using the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) established by FEMA under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).