The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued new preliminary flood maps.
Louisiana’s delegation in Washington, D.C. is griping over FEMA’s disregard of local flood protection measures when it drew them.
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.
And, as ProPublica reporter Theo Meyer has found, some may end up paying for insurance they don’t need.
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