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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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… 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 »