August 2016

FEMA Flood Data

Preliminary flood depth grid and other data relevant to the August 2016 flooding in south Louisiana has been released by FEMA and is available for online viewing and raw data download. These are in addition to maps and data released previously.

NOAA Imagery of Flooded Areas

Louisiana Swipe Map of August 2016 flooded areas by ESRI

Lynn Dupont has forwarded a link to a mapping application prepared by ESRI's Disaster Response Program utilizing recent imagery provided by NOAA's Remote Sensing Division. This is available for all users. Find the mapping application at this URL:

2016 Louisiana Flood #2

Abatement of flood-damaged drywall.

As the flood waters from torrential rains recede from south Louisiana, thousands are affected and in need of assistance. Numerous tip sheets and FAQs are circulating. Below are links to a few.

Legal Lessons

Stephen Villavaso, FAICP, J.D. - headshot

Have you received your August issue of Planning? Among interesting articles about climate-induced relocations in Alaska (comparable to our own Isle de St. Jean Charles), about successful habitat conservation efforts for grassland bird species, and about "clean" versus "dirty" energy production mechanisms, you will find on page 13 the Legal Lessons contribution by our own Stephen Villavaso, FAICP, J.D. entitled "Reading Between the Lines".

AICP Candidate Pilot Program Proposed

pilot program for AICP Certification

The APA Louisiana and the AICP Commission requests your help in providing and soliciting feedback on a proposed AICP Candidate Pilot Program that will foster students’ and other emerging professionals’ career development and clarify the path to certification. Your assistance is requested!

The proposed AICP Candidate Pilot Program is designed to bridge the time between planning education and AICP certification.  Features of the proposed AICP Candidate Pilot Program include: