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Louisiana Parishes to Share $41M for Flood Control Project

Six of Louisiana’s coastal parishes will split more than $41 million to pay for projects aimed at fortifying communities against coastal land loss and rising seas. Ten projects in Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne …

Thousands of Louisiana Homeowners to Get More Help With Flood Repairs

Some Louisiana homeowners with damage from the 2016 floods who received help from the state’s recovery program will be receiving checks for full reimbursement of their repairs. Louisiana officials announced Monday they received federal approval to reimburse additional homeowners the …

Appeals Court Reverses New Orleans-Area Flooding, MRGO Ruling

A Washington appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that held the federal government liable for some of the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other major storms — a ruling that could have resulted in damage payments for …

State Paying to Move Residents as Louisiana Island Shrinks

The effects of global warming can be seen and touched in Louisiana, where officials have begun buying higher ground to relocate an entire town in a bayou being swallowed by higher seas. The Louisiana Office of Community Development announced Tuesday …

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, …