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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »