Bay St Louis Finally Floodplain Compliant

The City of Bay St Louis finally has a compliant floodplain ordinance in place after months of going back and forth with FEMA and MEMA. After hearing from Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson on Thursday, the Bay St. Louis City Council voted unanimously to adopt the compliant floodplain ordinance, which includes the removal of Article 5, Section A, Number 17 which previously contained language allowing the use of fill dirt which was forbidden by current FEMA regulations.

By adopting and approving the ordinance, Bay St Louis avoided the possible loss of 2,226 flood insurance policies and $463 million dollars of flood insurance coverage.


Pearl River Communications

WRJW Radio 1320 AM  Swap Shop News

Welcome Home Real Estate  Southern Senior 

2438 MS-43, Picayune, MS 39466

(601) 798-4835

Monday 8AM - 6PM

Tuesday  8AM - 6PM

Wednesday  8AM - 6PM

Thursday  8AM - 6PM

Friday  8AM - 6PM

Saturday CLOSED


© WRJW  2020