Roughly 30% of Louisiana’s land mass lies in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), which we refer to as “the flood zone.”
Homes in North and South Louisiana are exposed to high winds but generally of different types. The wind zones are mapped and provide a basis for building wind-resistant structures.
In most of Louisiana it rains -- often and hard. Homes in Louisiana need to be built with special attention to preventing water intrusion.
Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter publications:
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture