louisiana flooding News

Louisianans Again Given More Time to Submit Flood Insurance Form

Louisiana residents who had damage from last summer’s widespread flooding have more time to submit the proof of loss form required for a flood insurance claim. The deadline’s been extended until the end of the year. FEMA says more than …

More Louisiana Homeowners Eligible for Flood Recovery Aid

Louisiana’s flood recovery board agreed on Aug. 18 to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to widen eligibility for a homeowner aid program by including those whose flood insurance proceeds didn’t cover their rebuilding costs. Grant amounts for some homeowners without …

Time to Submit Louisiana Flood Insurance Form Winding Down

Louisiana residents who had damage from last summer’s widespread flooding have two weeks to submit the proof of loss form required for a flood insurance claim. FEMA says more than 29,600 claims have been filed with the National Flood Insurance …

Louisiana Plans Multiple Storm Mitigation Projects

Louisiana will spend nearly $277 million in federal cash it received after last year’s floods to fortify communities against future disasters, mainly through drainage improvements and buyouts of flood-prone properties. Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling the state to announce …

Louisiana Getting Another $51M in Federal Flood Aid

Louisiana’s getting another $51 million in federal dollars to help with recovery from last year’s floods. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced the latest figure Thursday. He says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released information about how it …

$1.6B in Federal Aid Now Available for Louisiana Flood Recovery

After months of working through the federal bureaucracy, Louisiana has access to the $1.6 billion in federal aid earmarked by Congress for flood recovery. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, …

Louisiana’s Plan to Spend $1.2B in Federal Flood Aid Approved

Louisiana has received federal approval for its plans to spend $1.2 billion in flood recovery aid allocated by Congress, a key step before the money can flow to homeowners and others still struggling to rebuild from last year’s devastation. The …

Louisiana Starts Over in Search for Flood Program Management Firm

Louisiana is scrapping its first attempt to hire a firm to manage the state’s $1.6 billion flood recovery program and will restart the search process. The Advocate reports that Gov. John Bel Edwards’ deputy chief of staff Julie Baxter Payer …

Louisiana Commissioner Extends Flooding Emergency Rule after Tornadoes

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has issued Emergency Rule 32, which extends previous emergency rules issued after the historic flooding in the state in August 2016. The Louisiana Department of Insurance said the commissioner promulgated the new emergency rule due …

Couple Wanted in Louisiana Flood Contractor Fraud Scheme

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, sheriff’s deputies say a man and a woman with numerous aliases are wanted in a flood contractor scheme that has taken more than $35,000 from two victims already in the Ponchatoula and Robert areas. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman …