Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says he is getting complaints about insurance companies not following through with inspections. He says he has taken steps to get more adjusters on the ground in Louisiana.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards today met with Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to discuss federal disaster aid for Louisiana in order to help the state recover from Hurricanes Ida, Nicholas, Laura, Delta, and Zeta.
Officials with the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) say they are extending the operation of their call center by one hour to accommodate the high volume of calls for registration of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval September 14, 2021 to begin Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations to provide additional food aid to families impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Some Louisiana homeowners say they are about to be hit with astronomical flood insurance premiums because of FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0 Program. But FEMA disputes statements that claims will rise for some by 1000%.
As local and state officials look for more funding for housing, some believe the affordable housing crisis before the storm is only getting worse as supply is low but the demand for homes and rentals is high.
Evacuation plans from the seven nursing homes that had licenses revoked showed they claimed to be prepared for a large evacuation with plans for supplies and food, but the Louisiana Department of Health and families of those evacuated ahead of Hurricane Ida disagree.
After five people died across eight senior living facilities in the city, the city’s health department shut those facilities down saying the conditions were unfit, and evacuated the rest of the residents to state-sponsored shelters.
Pending further regulatory action, State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter has ordered the immediate closure of the 7 nursing homes that evacuated to Independence on Friday, August 27 ahead of Hurricane Ida.
Owners of homes and camps on Grand Isle will be allowed to travel to the island Friday, September 3, and Saturday, September 4, to inspect their properties. Entry to the island will be permitted between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. both days.