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  1. Tallying Massive Costs of Harvey to Victims, Insurers, Taxpayers and EconomyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 30 | Insurance Journal West

    Hurricane Harvey's costs to the victims in its path, to U.S. taxpayers, to insurers and to the economy were still being calculated on Wednesday, with few firm estimates available yet. Texas could need more than $125 billion from the U.S. government, the state's governor, Greg Abbott, said on Wednesday.


  2. Pump Problems Continue as New Orleans Braces for More RainRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    With more rain in the forecast and city water pumps malfunctioning after weekend floods, New Orleans' mayor urged residents of some waterlogged neighborhoods to move their vehicles to higher ground. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said in a news release early Thursday the city has lost service to one of its turbines, which powers most of the pumping stations that service the East Bank of New Orleans.


  3. New Orleans Council Planning to Study Drainage After Massive FloodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    As New Orleans dried out from torrential rains that flooded areas for the second time in two weeks, the City Council called a special meeting to review the drainage system and warning processes. Council President Jason Williams said he plans the meeting "not to make any presumptions or cast any aspersions, but to really do an autopsy of every single thing that happened between Saturday and Sunday."


  4. Team Work Ready Execs Sentenced in Federal Worker's Comp Fraud SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    Two officials with Team Work Ready , with clinics in Texas and Louisiana, have been sentenced for defrauding the federal Office of Workers' Compensation Programs and United States Postal Service, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas announced. TWR chief financial officer Pamela Annette Rose, 55, CEO Jeffrey Eugene Rose Sr., 54, were sentenced to 120 months and 300 months, respectively, and ordered to pay millions in restitution.


  5. Post-Katrina Lower 9th Ward Re-Development a Long Time ComingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    Judging by the current empty lots, it's hard to imagine the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina - a bustling neighborhood where African-American residents knew their neighbors, built their homes with their own hands and shopped at black-owned stores along St. Claude Ave. Katrina largely put an end to all that, nearly wiping the community from the map in 2005. Nearly 12 years later, even as other neighborhoods in the city have bounced back, the hurricane's destruction here is still evident.


  6. New Orleans Mayor: 940 Homes Damaged by Half-Mile Wide TornadoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    Dwight Powell lost his Lexus to the massive tornado that injured 33 people and destroyed or seriously damaged 940 properties on a half-mile wide rampage through two miles of east New Orleans. He had just parked it inside his garage to avoid hail damage when the twister struck.


  7. Tornadoes Across Southeast Louisiana Cause Widespread DamageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF3 tornado touched down in East New Orleans on Feb. 7. The twister was reported to have caused widespread damage and forced around 100 people from their homes. reports that roofs were torn off homes, windows were shattered and household possessions were strewn in the streets.


  8. State Police: Man Arrested in Louisiana Had $393K Worth of Stolen VehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | Insurance Journal West

    The Louisiana State Police announced the arrest of a 38-year-old St. Bernard man who is accused of possessing approximately $393,000 worth of stolen vehicles. Detectives assigned to the Bureau of Investigations Auto Theft/Insurance Fraud Unit arrested Demetrius Robinson on Dec. 5. Robinson was booked into the Orleans Parish Lock-Up on five counts of Possession of Stolen Property.


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