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June 17, 2019
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
NLLD Meets with Congressman Scalise on Flood Insurance Program
NLLD Board of Commissioners President Cory Kief and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois joined South Lafourche and Terrebonne levee district reps for a meeting with Congressman Steve Scalise on Friday, June 14 to discuss the latest developments in the push for reform and long-term authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

After multiple Congressional extensions, the current NFIP is set to expire September 30, 2019. The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee passed a resolution last week to authorize the program with some of the reforms sought by NLLD and other local officials. The resolution is expected to be considered by the full House in upcoming weeks.

FEMA is also expected to issue new flood insurance maps this summer that will incorporate locally built flood protection in the maps to better project an area's flood risk. These maps are used to set insurance premiums. Lafourche was one of 25 communities to participate in FEMA's pilot program to develop maps that recognize local flood protection efforts that are not federally accredited.

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

40 & 80 Arpent and Halpin Canals, East Theriot Canal, Sam Foret and adjacent Canals Maintenance Dredging Project


Sealevel Construction is completing hydraulic spray dredging.
Mathews Canal / Clotilda Levee Improvements
Low Land Construction is shaping and installing material to increase elevation and stability. The levee elevation height will be 5 feet.

This 973 acre forced drainage system off of LA Highway 308 west of Lockport protects 27 residences, several businesses and other infrastructure. The system has approximately 16,500 feet of ring levees providing backwater flooding protection.
NLLD Presentation to the Thibodaux City Council


Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois presented to the Thibodaux City Council & Mayor Tommy Eschete at the Council Meeting on June 4th. Dwayne gave an overview of projects and flood protection efforts in Thibodaux and the surrounding areas.
Visit North Lafourche Levee District at Coastal Day this Wednesday, June 19th!
NLLD ON HTV
Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois, Executive Assistant Katie DeRoche, and President Cory Kief appeared on HTV's "Going Public" to discuss relative sea level rise and the upcoming hurricane season.
UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TOMORROW
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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



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2019 Board of Commissioners
Cory Kief, President
Timothy Allen, Vice President
Kenney Matherne, Sec/Treas
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Rodney Foret
Darcy Kiffe
Adley Peltier
Elmo "Jay" Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Who We Are:

Dwayne Bourgeois
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie
Administrative Assistant

Arthur Ostheimer
Project Manager

Glenn Bourgeois
Field Coordinator

Katie DeRoche
Executive Assistant

Peggy Boudwin
Office Assistant
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Staff:
info@northlafourchelevee.com

Board President:
coryk@nlcldd.com
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.