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BELLECHASSE -- Officials will hold a meeting to discuss the new preliminary flood maps and the impact to parish residents.

According to a release from the parish, homeowners, renters and business owners are invited to attend an open house in Davant on Thursday and examine the newly released preliminary flood maps.

'In coordination with parish officials, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specialists will be on hand to pull up the maps online for residents to view and discuss. They can then get questions answered from National Flood Insurance Program experts,' the release said.

Thursday's meeting is at the Percy Griffin Community Center, 15577 Hwy. 15, Davant. from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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