1. Being prepared is the key to weathering the storm.  Whether it be a flood event or a hurricane, preparation is what makes a difference.  Here is a link to The Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness “Get a Game Plan” website.  This will guide your through essential steps to being prepared.
  2. Part of being prepared is having flood insurance.  In most areas of Louisiana, homeowners are required to carry flood insurance.  Even if you are not in a flood zone, we recommend that you buy enough flood insurance to at least cover the contents of your home or business. Click the FEMA link to learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  3. The St. Mary Levee District works day in and day out to make sure that our system is prepared for any emergency at any time.  We also ask that you be on the lookout for issues and problems that may arise.  If you see something please feel free to call our office or send an email.
  4. Trespassers are a major problem for the system.  Vehicles and ATVs on the levee ROW are strictly prohibited.  If you see trespassing in your area, please report it to local law enforcement.  We ask that YOU be an additional set of eyes on the system.  Protecting the integrity of the levees and flood structures is paramount.
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