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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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »

11/21/2013 | Read Story »

Donelon Asks President to Hold Off Raising Flood Rates

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon used an opportunity to meet with President Obama to present him with a letter asking… Read More »

11/21/2013 | Read Story »

Donelon meeting with President Obama on healthcare insurance

WASHINGTON – Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon said Wednesday night that he and President Barack Obama agreed to work together to… Read More »

11/21/2013 | Read Story »

House Hearing Continues NFIP Flood-Rate Debate

A House hearing on what Congress should do to reduce the impact of flood insurance rate increases was like watching two… Read More »

11/20/2013 | Read Story »

Congress should delay harmful flood rate increases: Editorial

U.S. senators pushing for a four-year delay in massive flood insurance rate hikes announced a new strategy Tuesday. They hope to add… Read More »

11/20/2013 | Read Story »