Many Louisiana homeowners impacted by floods have no flood insurance

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FEMA said up to $33,000 will be allotted for those affected by the storm, but most payments are more likely to be between $9,000 and $10,000.

August 24, 2016
Many Louisiana homeowners impacted by floods have no flood insurance

Flooding in Baton Rouge in August 2016. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.

Unprecedented rains that flooded parts of Louisiana and Florida caused at least 11 deaths and damaged an estimated 40,000 homes. Most homeowners in areas where a federal disaster has been declared do not have flood insurance.

FEMA said up to $33,000 will be allotted for those affected by the storm, but most payments are more likely to be between $9,000 and $10,000. FEMA grants will only be available in areas where flood insurance isn’t required.

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