Affordable flood insurance and a solvent national flood insurance program are critical to residents and businesses of North Lafourche and our entire region. The NLLD continues to lead a push for reforms to the system that will protect our community.
NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois (right) and Executive Assistant Katie Deroche (second from left) joined Policy Advisor Lindsay Cooper from the LA Governor's Office and Mike Henry with the Alpine Group for meetings with key lawmakers and policymakers last week on NFIP reauthorization and reforms to the program.
The current Congressional deadline for NFIP reauthorization is November 21, 2019, but another extension is likely. Meanwhile, because of pressure from local communities, coastal states and Congress, FEMA recently delayed implementation of an escalated insurance premium structure called Risk Rate 2.0 until October 2021, which will allow more time for NLLD and others to push for affordability reforms.