Flood Awareness

Volunteer & Donation Resources

  • Area Resources
  • City Departments
    • Police Department
      Phone: 504-712-2222 or 911
    • Fire Department
      Phone: 504-467-2211 or 911
    • Public Works Department
      Phone: 504-468-7515
    • Inspections and Code Enforcement
      Phone: 504-468-4062

Flood Warning System

Jefferson Parish operates a flood warning system called JPAlert to alert citizens about the possibility of impending flooding caused by hurricanes, tropical storms, and storm water from prolonged thunderstorms, tornadoes, winter storms, high winds, or a combination thereof.

JPAlert also allows officials to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency and can deliver important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to all of your devices.

A warning period will be available for most emergency situations, but the amount of lead time may vary from hazard to hazard. Proper action during this warning period will save lives, reduce injuries, and protect property.

JPAlert will give you instructions on where to go, what to do or not do, and who to contact during an emergency. To sign up for this free service, go to Jeff Parish, scroll down the homepage and click on JPAlert.

In the event of a power outage, use a battery powered radio to listen for initial warning information preceded by three short dual tones and subsequent updates on 870 am or 101.9 FM.

FEMA Elevation Certificates

These certificates are necessary to determine Base Flood Elevation (BFE) when building a commercial or residential structure, or mitigation of a structure which has been repetitively flooded or substantially damaged. A licensed surveyor is the only person that can provide this service. Copies of completed certificates on file may be obtained by the owner by calling the City of Kenner Building Permits Office at 468-4062, by coming into the office at 1801 Williams Boulevard Building B Room 102, or by going online to Elevation Certificates.