Flood


Another Op-ed on Flood Maps Misses the Point

I have nearly 35 years of professional experience in South Louisiana hydrology, including extensive work on flood risk for the Amite River Basin since 2001. First of all, kudos to The Advocate for the great work in covering the flood and flood risk information over the last two weeks. Unfortunately Mr. Robert Taylor’s letter “Flood mapping…


The Maps are not the Problem: In Perpetuating a Myth, Horowitz Misses the Key Point

  Andy Horowitz’s recent New York Times opinion piece on the new flood insurance rate maps for New Orleans contains a number of inaccurate statements, fails to address the fundamental issue, and amounts to nothing more than picking on the “cash-strapped New Orleanians” as they continue the long process of recovering from catastrophic levee failures…


Severe Weather, March 2016: Rapid Event Summary

Flash flooding across most of Louisiana along with parts of Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. I-10 at Louisiana-Texas state line reopens after 60 hour closure.   6 fatalities reported and 2 people missing  Over 5,000 people rescued from flood waters including swift water rescues Estimated 18,000 homes suffer some degree of flood damage, consisting of 11,000 in Louisiana,…