Thank you for your interest in the Flood Law Blog. As more time passes since the 2016 Flood in South Louisiana, there are fewer and fewer legal issues. For that reason, we are ceasing publication of new posts with this final post.

This blog is no longer active and messages are not being monitored, but

Due to the State of Emergency declared on August 12, 2016 by Governor John Bel Edwards in response to the historic flooding in parts of Louisiana, and the inability of many insurance policy holders to repair their property within normal time frames because of a shortage of building materials, contractors, and construction workers, the Commissioner

Last week, the IRS announced special exceptions for Louisiana residents and businesses affected by the August 2016 floods. According to The Advocate, the IRS will allow those affected “extended deadlines, waived penalties, and quicker request processing” and that “federal disaster assistance is not considered taxable income by [the IRS] or Social Security.”

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The Greater Baton Rouge Business report has highlighted the Flood Law Blog as a resource for businesses affected by the catastrophic Louisiana floods. Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford, was quoted as saying, “We always strive to provide unprecedented legal services to our clients, and right now countless businesses throughout Louisiana seek to

Dear Readers,

The Flood Law Blog Editorial Team closely monitored Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath. We are thankful that the damage that was expected largely did not occur and that the people on the East Coast are safe. Due to this positive news, the Flood Law Blog Editorial Team has decided not to go forward

How does a company that lost books and records to the Louisiana flooding reconstruct financial and other business records?

Members of the McGlinchey Stafford Flood Law Blog team, Angie Christina, Managing Editor/Content Editor, and Rudy Aguilar III, Editor-in-Chief, provided answers to this question and others, as well as tips for business owners, in

As announced today by Congressman Garret Graves, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate $13 million of “sanction funds” to aid recovery in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

Sanction funds are previously unused fund recuperated from grantees and may be used for infrastructure needs, small business and economic development needs,