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St. Tammany Parish home builders group hears about Biggert-Waters Act flood insurance woes

Armed with slides showing homes and businesses that will experience astronomical flood insurance rate increases, a representative of a coalition fighting for […]

12/3/2013 | Read Story »

Pelican Energy expansion adding 195 jobs in Madisonville

MADISONVILLE — Pelican Energy Consultants is undertaking a $5 million expansion of its engineering center and corporate headquarters in Madisonville, creating […]

12/2/2013 | Read Story »

Louisiana supports Mississippi in flood insurance lawsuit

Louisiana has filed a legal brief supporting Mississippi’s lawsuit against the federal government over the large increases in national flood insurance premiums […]

11/27/2013 | Read Story »

Senate Moving Forward on Flood Insurance Relie

The Senate has established a path toward prompt action on legislation delaying most of the flood insurance rate increases. The fact that […]

11/25/2013 | Read Story »

Flood rates rise as Congress considers flood fix

New Orleans-area homeowners who bought last-resort flood insurance through the government continued to see higher rates in September, with residents […]

11/22/2013 | Read Story »

App aims to stir NOLA water management discussion

It has been months since the 2,000-page Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan was unveiled to the public. Now the […]

11/21/2013 | Read Story »

NAIC President urges Obama to join flood insurance fight

While NAIC President Jim Donelon met with President Barack Obama on healthcare policy extensions yesterday, he used the opportunity to […]

11/21/2013 | Read Story »

With Tremendous International Support, iPad App for Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan is Released

Three years ago, Louisiana’s Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit provided $2.5 million in funding for Greater New Orleans, […]

11/21/2013 | Read Story »