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July 23, 2018
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
NLLD Executive Director Pushes for Flood Insurance Extension on Capitol Hill
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois was on Capitol Hill last week to urge lawmakers to renew the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), set to expire on July 31, 2018.

The U.S. House is expected to vote this week, possibly as soon as tomorrow, on an extension of the NFIP until November 30, which will extend the program through the 2018 hurricane season. The Senate is expected to consider the legislation shortly thereafter under a fast track process. If this extension bill, authored by Rep. Tom MacArthur and co-sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , passes as expected, there will not be a lapse in authorization ahead of the upcoming August recess. 

While in D.C., Bourgeois met extensively with Congressmen Scalise and Garret Graves, along with key staff members in the offices of Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Congressman Ralph Abraham , all whom have made the flood insurance program a high priority. Other meetings were held with key staff of Senate and House committees with jurisdiction over the NFIP.

"For those of us in Lafourche Parish and our entire Bayou Region, access to affordable flood insurance is critical to sustaining our communities and building for the future. That's why ensuring the viability and affordability of the flood insurance program is such a high priority for the North Lafourche Levee District. We cannot allow the flood insurance program to expire," Bourgeois said.
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:

Mathews Canal/Clotilda Levee Improvements
Work to stabilize the Clotilda Levee along the Mathews Canal in the Gheens project area is well underway. Low Land Construction is widening the levee base and increasing the elevation of the entire ring levee system using borrow from the newly constructed inside drainage canal on property donated by the adjacent landowners. The project also includes clearing the drainage canal, which will help increase the capacity of the internal drainage system.
Martinez/Rond Pom Pon Levee Project
Outer Limits Construction has built the first lift of the levee near the Bayou Rond Pom Pon Bridge in the Lake Boeuf Watershed Project Area. Future projects in this forced drainage area would include recapping and re-shaping the entire ring levee system, strengthening road embankments, and increasing pumping capacity.
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IN THE NEWS
NLLD Officials Recognized by SCIA

At its annual membership banquet in June, the South Central Industrial Association recognized NLLD officials with prestigious awards for their service to the community and the organization.
NLLD's Dwayne Bourgeois, Terrebonne Levee District's Reggie Dupre, and South Lafourche Levee District's Windell Curole were presented with the SCIA President's Award.
(photo by Chris Heller/HoumaToday.com)
NLLD Commissioner Joni Tuck received the Tillman Esteve Outstanding Member Award.
(photo by Chris Heller/HoumaToday.com)
NLLD on HTV
Tuesday, August 28

Levee District representatives
will appear on
 HTV's "Going Public" news program on Tuesday, August 28.
UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TOMORROW
Tuesday, July 24, 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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
3:00 PM
Finance and Priority Committee


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.