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  • Cameron residents urged to buy flood insurance

    October 8, 2012 6:38 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - Cameron Parish residents without flood insurance should buy coverage before the new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps become effective Nov. 16 so they can get the best premiums, a FEMA official says. Agency spokesman Robert Alvey tells The American Press that getting flood insurance early... more »
  • Vitter pushes to extend flood insurance program

    April 27, 2012 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is pushing for a long-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program. The Louisiana Republican wants to stop extending the program with short-term extensions. The insurance program, which provides help for people who are flooded, hasn't been fully reauthorized since 2004. The... more »
  • Butte La Rose Residents Worry About Flood Insurance

    May 11, 2011 7:44 PM

    Flooding is the number one natural hazard in the United States. Despite this, only 29 percent of Louisiana residents have flood insurance. Most Butte La Rose homeowners are carrying furniture out of homes and salvaging everything they can before the flood waters get too high. Resident, Susan Moncrief, said "we... more »
  • Floods Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime; Evaluate Your Need for Flood Insurance Now

    March 15, 2011 2:40 PM

    Floods are consistently the most common, costly and deadly natural disaster Americans face each year-ninety percent of all natural disasters in the nation involve flooding and Louisiana residents cannot afford to ignore this threat. Floods can happen anywhere, at anytime. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) statistics show that a home... more »
  • Flood Maps for St. Martin Parish in Effect November 4

    October 21, 2010 5:45 PM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. - St. Martin Parish property owners without flood insurance are encouraged to buy coverage now to get the best possible premiums before new flood insurance rate maps go into effect on November 4, 2010. The latest flood hazard maps, known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate... more »
  • House OKs Overhaul of US Flood Insurance Program

    July 16, 2010 6:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to overhaul the debt-ridden federal program that provides flood insurance to more than 5 million homeowners and businesses located in flood-prone areas. The National Flood Insurance Program, an arm of FEMA, has for more than four decades offered affordable flood insurance to people... more »
  • House OKs overhaul of US flood insurance program

    July 16, 2010 6:41 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) The House has voted to overhaul the debt-ridden federal program that provides flood insurance to more than 5 million homeowners and businesses located in flood-prone areas. The National Flood Insurance Program, an arm of FEMA, has for more than four decades offered affordable flood insurance to people in... more »
  • Flood Water in Iberia Seeps into Homes

    July 6, 2010 6:50 PM

    Flood waters took over some New Iberia neighborhoods today. Residents on Neco Town Road woke up this morning to a lake surrounding their homes. Ida Lewis said she wasn’t the first to notice the flood water—her dog did. "He thought he had a straight shot and he just... more »
  • Flood Insurance Changes

    June 11, 2010 2:52 PM

    In a state where hurricanes-and therefore flooding-are a big worry, homeowners need insurance. State Farm, Louisiana's largest property insurer, says the federal government is not helping out the way it should. It is changing its arrangement with the National Flood Insurance Program. Agents will continue to sell... more »

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