As Florida citizens prepared and then braced for impact with Hurricane Matthew, a storm of tremendous size and strength that loomed off the state’s eastern coastline in early October, President Obama took the anticipatory step of declaring a State of Emergency for the state of Florida.

This declaration allowed federal agencies to open an immediate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the City of New Orleans will host a September 15 workshop providing information on FEMA’s new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that become effective on September 30, 2016.

Many New Orleans residents and businesses are expected to see decreases in their flood insurance costs due to improvements in

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report has published four articles relevant to businesses after the Louisiana floods:

  • Preserving Your Brand After a Disaster is Critical
  • Landlords Have Obligations After the Flood
  • IRS Offers Resources for Reconstructing Lost Financial Records, Documenting Claims
  • The Latest Resources for Businesses

New resources available for Louisiana parishes affected by the flood:

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a Flood Insurance Workshop on Friday, August 26, 2016. The event will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at New Orleans City Council Chambers in City Hall, located at 1300 Perdido Street in New Orleans.

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