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Welcome to Bay St. Louis.  It is our commitment to you to provide a safe place to live and visit, and to give you the information needed to stay free from harm before, during, and after a flood event.


Floodplain Management is the operation of a community program, of preventative and corrective measures for reducing flood damage.  These measures take a variety of forms and generally include requirements for zoning, subdivision or building, and special purpose floodplain ordinances.


A community's agreement to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances, particularly with respect to new construction, is an important element in making flood insurance available to home and business owners.


March 21, 2014

Flood Insurance Reform.  On March 21, 2014 President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 into law.


Bay St. Louis Building Department

688 Hwy 90

Bay St. Louis, MS 39520







Flood Damage Prevention 
Ordinance 615-04-2017

Adopted:  April 13, 2017


The purpose of hazard mitigation is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazardsLHMP Adopted September 2011

Everyone lives in a flood zone. This map will help you determine if you are in a Special Flood Hazard Area.

Hazard Mitigation
Flood Zones

April 10, 2014

There will be a Program for Public Information (PPI) meeting on April 10, 2014 at the Orange Grove Community Center at 9:00 am.  The meeting is hosted by the Coastal Hazard Outreach Strategy Team (C-HOST) which is comprised of members from the thirteen coastal jurisdictions. 


May 16, 2017 - May 18, 2017

The 2017 Association of Floodplain Managers of Misssissippi (AFMM) Spring Conference will be held May 16, 2017 - May 18, 2017.  Meet federal, state, and local flood professionals while learning the latest news and techniques in flood damage prevention. 


For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the AFMM website.

April 17 - April 20, 2017

2017 National Hurricane Conference - New Orleans, LA


The National Hurricane Conference is the nation’s forum for education and professional training in hurricane preparedness. With an average of 2,000 attendees from around the country, the conference covers all major aspects of hurricane preparedness, response and recovery.   For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the 2017 National Hurricane Conference website. 

December 11, 2014

If tropical weather approaches the U.S. next year, coastal residents will see new, separate warnings about storm surge in addition to those about winds, the National Hurricane Center said recently.


For the full details, click the link:
Hurricane center: New warnings on storm surge

Find out what to do before, during, and after a hurricane, including shelter locations and evacuation zones.  For this infomation visit the City's Hurricane Information Center website.

Hurricane Information

Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don't Drown. You will not know the depth of the water nor will you know the condition of the road under the water.  Click the Image above for more information.

Changes in flood insurance rates take effect April 1, 2015.  What should you know?  Follow the link below for a summary of changes or contact your insurance agent for more details.


Insurance Change Summary



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April 30  - May 5, 2017

The 2017 Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Annual Conference will convene the world's largest and most comprehensive floodplain management conference – our 41st annual gathering, April 30 - May 5, 2017, at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.


For more information or to register for the conference, please visit the ASFPM conference website.

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