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Cassidy, Vitter, Richmond, Grimm, Pascrell, Palazzo Start Home Protection Caucus To Make Flood Insurance More Affordable

“Flood insurance is critical not only to South Louisiana but to coastal communities across the country. This is why I am working to make it both available and affordable. The Biggert-Waters Act was the only way to make it available. Unfortunately, it has been implemented in a way by FEMA to make the insurance unaffordable,” said Cassidy.

05/17/2013 | Read Story »

Delegation in DC seeks relief from flood insurance hikes

Hundreds of southeast Louisiana residents are hoping that a meeting in Washington, D.C. will help them keep their homes.

05/14/2013 | Read Story »

GNO, Inc. to Host Fly-In of Delegation of Parish Leaders to Washington, D.C

Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) announced that they have organized and will lead a delegation of over 20 parish leaders from across South Louisiana, including eight parish presidents, for a trip to Washington, D.C. on May 7 and 8 to discuss the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012 and new FEMA flood maps and their impacts.

05/10/2013 | Read Story »


Levees are expected to hold the Mighty Mississippi at bay this spring, but South Louisiana still has a flood fight on her hands. Instead of mother nature, it’s – as ever- the federal government that’s causing a need to rally the troops and fly-ins.

05/08/2013 | Read Story »

Nunez Community College in Chalmette names LAMP Scholar

Paul Mundy has been named Nunez Community College’s Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar for outstanding performance.

05/08/2013 | Read Story »

La. ranked 11th-best state for business

CEOs nationwide rank Louisiana the 11th-best state for business, according to Chief Executive magazine’s 2013 survey, released Monday.

05/07/2013 | Read Story »

Southwest adds new direct flight from New Orleans to Austin

Southwest Airlines is adding a new non-stop flight between New Orleans and Austin, Texas, starting in November.

05/07/2013 | Read Story »

Representatives from 14 parishes head to Washington, D.C., to rally for flood insurance cost relief

A delegation of parish presidents and representatives from 14 parishes across Louisiana has descended upon Washington, D.C., to meet with the federal lawmakers to rally against FEMA’s flood insurance rate maps and the Biggert-Waters Act, which could spell astronomical flood insurance rate increases for many communities throughout the state.

05/07/2013 | Read Story »