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November 3, 2021
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
News from the NLLD
NLLD Director Shares Post-Hurricane Ida Update with CPRA at Meeting in Thibodaux
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois presented a post-Hurricane Ida update at the LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) meeting on October 20 at Nicholls State University. South Lafourche Levee District General Manager Windell Curole and Terrebonne Levee District Executive Director Reggie Dupre also provided updates.

All three levee directors spoke about specific damages the levees incurred during Hurricane Ida, damages and flooding inside and outside of the levee systems, and improvements that continue to be needed within each district and to the regional Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System. As they explained, most of these improvements were already underway before Hurricane Ida made landfall.

Although our region was not completely spared from flooding and damage, CPRA Chairman Chip Kline complimented the directors on their hard work and efforts over the years and during Hurricane Ida that prevented more extensive flooding in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. The levee directors also noted the CRPA's tremendous work and accomplishments that have made the completion of flood protection projects possible in our region to combat hurricanes like Ida and major storms in the future.
ALBL President Discusses Impacts of National Flood Insurance Program Revisions
Cory Kief, president of the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana (ALBL) and NLLD president, presented several important updates to the CPRA Board. Included in his updates was the ALBL’s position on the new rating system for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that is now being implemented by FEMA.

Risk Rating 2.0 (RR 2.0) will drastically increase flood insurance rates for many homeowners in South Louisiana to unaffordable levels, resulting in loss of coverage and decreases in home values. Cory Kief shared that the ALBL strongly opposes the problematic components of RR 2.0 and ALBL will fight the new FEMA rating system with a request to the State AG to take legal action.

The NLLD invites residents to contact our office with any questions regarding the new flood insurance rate increases imposed as a result of RR 2.0.
Curole receives an Honorary Doctor of Science
At the same CPRA meeting, Nicholls State University President Dr. Jay Clune presented Windell Curole, general manager of NLLD’s neighboring South Lafourche Levee District, with an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the university. NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois said the award given to Windell Curole is well-deserved! Congratulations, Windell!
Upcoming NLLD Board of Commissioners Meetings:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
NLLD Office, 3862 LA 1, Raceland

4:30 PM
Finance and Priority Committee

5:30 PM or immediately following Committee Meeting
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

Agendas posted on our website 24 hours before meetings.

About the NLLD
The North Lafourche Conservation, Levee, and Drainage District (known as NLLD) was formed in 1992 to provide drainage and flood protection services for the northern portion of Lafourche Parish, including the entire parish north of the Intracoastal Canal.  The District includes over 250 miles of levees and drainage canals, and over 40 pump stations.
2021 Board of Commissioners

Cory Kief, President
Timothy Allen, Vice President
Kenney Matherne, Sec/Treas
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Rodney Foret
Percy Gasery, Jr.
Darcy Kiffe
Adley Peltier
Elmo "Jay" Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Susan Testroet-Bergeron
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Board President:

Who We Are:

Dwayne Bourgeois
Executive Director

Katie DeRoche
Executive Assistant

Madonna Viguerie
Administrative Assistant

Arthur Ostheimer
Project Manager

Glenn Bourgeois
Field Coordinator

Peggy Boudwin
Office Assistant