hurricane isaac News

Louisiana Community ‘a Ghost Town’ a Year After Isaac

Isaac barely had hurricane-strength winds when it blew ashore southwest of New Orleans a year ago, but its effects are still apparent in coastal areas where it flooded thousands of homes. After landfall on Aug 28, 2012, Isaac stalled, dumping …

Mississippi County to Get $10M From FEMA for Isaac Recovery Effort

Jackson County in Mississippi is getting a multimillion-dollar boost from the federal government to help erase the effects of Hurricane Isaac last year. The Sun Herald reports that the county will receive $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

Corps Takes Flood Study To St. James

St. James Parish residents are getting a look at an Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce storm-surge risk from area lakes in Louisiana. Army Corps officials outlined a feasibility study focusing on risk-reduction possibilities this past week at a …

Louisiana Will Chip in on Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes Floodgate Cost

State officials in Louisiana have approved a grant that will pay for 50 percent of the cost of a new floodgate to be built on Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes. The Courier reports the barge floodgate will be 56 feet wide and 18 …

Louisiana Commissioner Praises Court Ruling on Emergency Rule

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced he is pleased that the 19th Judicial District Court has upheld an emergency rule put in place during Hurricane Isaac and his authority to do so during catastrophic events. Judge Janice Clark heard …

Deadline Extended for Isaac Flood Insurance Claims

Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 60 days to file claims for their flood-related losses. Policy owners now have until April 22 to complete their proof …

Deadline Extended for Isaac Flood Insurance Claims

Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have another 30 days to file claims for their flood losses. Policy owners now have until Feb. 21 to complete their proof of …

Post-Isaac FEMA Individual Aid Nears $116M in Louisiana

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $116 million in individual aid for Louisiana homeowners and renters who experienced damage from Hurricane Isaac. Nearly 32,000 people have received housing assistance, which totals $95 million. Another $21 million has been …

Feds: Levee System Did Not Cause Isaac Flooding

Federal officials say in a report released Nov. 9 that improvements to the New Orleans-area levee system did not cause Hurricane Isaac’s storm-surge flooding of areas in Louisiana that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav. The Army Corps …

Deadlines Near for Isaac Flood Claims

Most property owners whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have approaching deadlines for filing claims for their flood-related losses. Most of these claims are due in the upcoming two weeks as the National Flood Insurance Program …