fema http://wwno.org en Business And Political Leaders Gather For Flood Insurance Meeting http://wwno.org/post/business-and-political-leaders-gather-flood-insurance-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Business and political leaders are meeting in New Orleans Friday to discuss ways of providing affordable flood insurance.</span></p><p>FEMA Administrator David Miller will be explaining how it's assembling maps that are used for setting flood insurance premiums.</p><p>The meeting was arranged by GNO, Inc. The business development group led a drive to revamp legislation that could have resulted in some premiums rising from less than $1,000 to tens of thousands of dollars.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:24:19 +0000 Eileen Fleming 62418 at http://wwno.org Lakefront Airport Restored To Art Deco Glory Days http://wwno.org/post/lakefront-airport-restored-art-deco-glory-days <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lakefront Airport has been restored to its Art Deco glory days. A $20 million restoration has left the terminal looking as Huey Long once left it.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 44924 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Lawmakers Push FEMA To Revamp Flood Maps http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-lawmakers-push-fema-revamp-flood-maps <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana public officials are launching a bipartisan battle to revamp proposed changes to the <a href="http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program" target="_blank">National Flood Insurance Program</a>. The administrator evaluating the objections was taken on a helicopter tour of coastal regions possibly facing steep premium hikes.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 41394 at http://wwno.org ProPublica: FEMA Flood Maps Fraught with Error http://wwno.org/post/propublica-fema-flood-maps-fraught-error <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/ht_texas_drycreek_map_630x420_130718.jpg" alt="" /><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued new preliminary flood maps.<p><a href="http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/07/sen_landrieu_and_rep_richmond.html" target="_blank">Louisiana’s delegation in Washington, D.C. is griping </a>over FEMA’s disregard of local flood protection measures when it drew them.<p>Meanwhile, unless Congress succeeds in passing a delay, federal flood insurance rates are set to go up dramatically as soon as October. Many in Louisiana are facing increases of 20 percent or more.<p>And, as <a href="http://www.propublica.org" target="_blank">ProPublica</a> reporter Theo Meyer has found, some may end up paying for insurance they don’t need.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/08/080913_TheoMeyerFEMAFloodMaps_AJ2way.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><strong>Read the ProPublica article: <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/using-outdated-data-fema-is-wrongly-placing-homeowners-in-flood-zones" target="_blank">Using Outdated Data, FEMA Is Wrongly Placing Homeowners in Flood Zones</a></strong><p><strong>Share your story: <a href="http://www.propublica.org/getinvolved/item/do-you-know-about-problems-with-femas-flood-mapping" target="_blank">Tell ProPublica About Flood Map Problems Where You Live</a></strong><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 41380 at http://wwno.org Preliminary Jefferson Parish FEMA Flood Maps Now Available For Public Comment http://wwno.org/post/preliminary-jefferson-parish-fema-flood-maps-now-available-public-comment <p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released new preliminary flood maps for Jefferson Parish, and are asking the public to participate in a 90-day comment period.</p><p>Flood maps are created by FEMA, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers and local officials, and are used to calculate flood risk and determine flood insurance rates. The public comment period is an opportunity for residents, renters and business owners to review the maps and comment on them file appeals — the agency will accept public comment until September 30.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:31:49 +0000 Jason Saul 38761 at http://wwno.org Landrieu Announces $6M in FEMA Grants http://wwno.org/post/landrieu-announces-6m-fema-grants <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $6 million in disaster recovery grants related to Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina are heading to Louisiana.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Landrieu says the funds are provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance Program.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:48:25 +0000 The Associated Press 29728 at http://wwno.org FEMA to Pay $19M for New Orleans Sewerage Pump Stations http://wwno.org/post/fema-pay-19m-new-orleans-sewerage-pump-stations <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing $19 million for flood mitigation efforts at nine sewerage pump stations in New Orleans.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, said in a statement Friday that improving the sewerage infrastructure can help the city prepare for reduce the impact of a natural disaster.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26990 at http://wwno.org Livingston Files New Charges in Gustav Appeal http://wwno.org/post/livingston-files-new-charges-gustav-appeal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Livingston Parish officials claim lies, bungling and withholding of information are grounds for reversal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny $46 million in waterway cleanup costs Livingston incurred after Hurricane Gustav.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26981 at http://wwno.org FEMA Official Named to Oversee La., 4 Other States http://wwno.org/post/fema-official-named-oversee-la-4-other-states <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A veteran FEMA employee has been named the agency's regional administrator for Louisiana and four other states.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Tony Robinson already was serving as FEMA's Region 6 acting administrator before the agency announced his appointment Thursday.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26919 at http://wwno.org New Fire Station Designed for Flood-Prone Venetian Isles http://wwno.org/post/new-fire-station-designed-flood-prone-venetian-isles <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Orleans officials have broken ground for a new $3.6 million fire station designed to serve an area not protected by levees.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The city says the new Alba Road Fire Station in the Venetian Isles area will replace a smaller facility that was 30 years old when it flooded during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:55:59 +0000 The Associated Press 26918 at http://wwno.org