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December 17, 2018
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
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COMMISSIONER SPOTLIGHT:
Louis "Andy" Andolsek
"The work of NLLD is very important to slow the effects of coastal erosion, subsidence and sea level rise on our community."

Flood Insurance Program Gets Another
Short-Term Extension
On December 6, Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through December 21 as part of a deal to avoid a federal government shutdown.

The beleaguered federally-backed insurance program was originally set to expire in September 2017 but has been extended nine times since then as members of Congress debate the program's cost as well as reforms pushed by stakeholders like the North Lafourche Levee District to make the program more affordable to homeowners in coastal areas.

Approximately 28,000 homes in Lafourche and Terrebonne are now covered by flood insurance with a value of $7.2 billion, according to The Houma Courier. Reforms pushed by NLLD, Morganza Action Coalition, and others include improved flood maps that accurately recognize local levees and other flood protection measures to determine a community's real risk from flooding. This could help hold flood insurance premiums down for our local residents and businesses.

Insiders expect, however, that Congress will not continue debate on this and other reforms until the new Congressional Session begins in January, so another extension for the NFIP will likely happen later this month.
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and other members of Morganza Action Coalition met with Congressmen Garret Graves
and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in Washington on November 14
to discuss the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System. Congressman Steve Scalise also dropped in during the meeting.
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

Mathews Canal/Clotilda Levee Improvements
Low Land Construction Company continues excavating, processing and installing fill material on the Clotilda Levee along Mathews Canal to stabilize this critical flood protection system.

As part of this Mathews Canal/Clotilda Levee Improvements Project, the levee base is being widened and the elevation along the entire ring levee system is being raised. Since fill material is being dredged from the adjacent Mathews Canal, the storage capacity of the internal drainage system will also grow, further protecting this community.
Without Flood Control, Nothing Else Matters!
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and members of the Board of Commissioners attended the annual meeting of the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana (ALBL) in New Orleans
December 5-6. NLLD Board President Cory Kief is President of ALBL.

The association's motto is, "Without Flood Control, Nothing Else Matters," and the conference featured speakers from the Governor's Office of Coastal Activities, Dept. of Transportation and Development, the Mississippi River Commission, US Army Corps of Engineers, and others who have a role in Louisiana levee projects.
IN THE NEWS
NLLD is BIG Member of the Month

The Bayou Industrial Group featured North Lafourche Levee District as its "BIG Member of the Month" for November , recognizing the District for all of the work it does to build levee and drainage projects that allow us to "live, work and play" in North Lafourche.
NLLD on HTV

NLLD Board of Commissioners President Cory Kief , Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and Secretary/Treasurer Kenney Matherne were guests on
HTV's "Going Public" on Tuesday, November 27.

Topics include the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection System in Lafourche Parish and the process of creating new levees.

UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TOMORROW
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Location: NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1 in Raceland

5:00 PM
Finance and Priority Committee

5:15 PM (or immediately following F&P)
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners



STAY CONNECTED
2018 NLLD Board of Commissioners
Cory Kief, President
Timothy Allen, Vice President
Kenney Matherne, Sec/Treas
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Rodney Foret
Darcy Kiffe
Adley Peltier
Elmo Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Shawn Preston, Sr.
Joni Tuck

Dwayne Bourgeois,
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie, Administrative Assistant
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.