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In the Shadow of Katrina – Video – NYTimes.com

U.S. – Retro Report

In the Shadow of Katrina

October 28th, 2013

Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, and Louisiana’s troubled housing recovery has shaped the response to every major disaster since, including Hurricane Sandy.

via In the Shadow of Katrina – Video – NYTimes.com.

Water in New Orleans: pushing a new approach to old problem | NOLA.com

A host of dignitaries, architects and public officials gathered Friday at the Port of New Orleans to unveil the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, an effort to change the hearts and minds of a region that often sees water more as a threat than an asset.

Supporters of this new attitude described it as a way to stall the steady sinking of dry land and to manage flooding by keeping water inside — rather than outside — the levees that surround the Crescent City, East Jefferson and Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. But despite its aspirations, there remains the looming matter of the massive bill attached to it.

via Water in New Orleans: pushing a new approach to old problem | NOLA.com.

Another step forward for measure delaying some flood insurance rate hikes | NOLA.com

Flood insurance news out of New Orleans:

 

WASHINGTON — The Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved a homeland security spending bill that would delay potentially hefty increases in flood insurance premiums for policyholders, particularly in South Louisiana, for one year. It passed committee by voice vote.

The flood insurance provision, offered by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La, is similar to a measure already¬† adopted by the House. It is aimed at a 2012 flood insurance law that authorizes rate hikes — phased in over five years — for properties that are designated as greater flood risks under new flood maps being developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

via Another step forward for measure delaying some flood insurance rate hikes | NOLA.com.