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Louisiana Commissioner Conducts Tour of Levee System

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon has touted the progress of federal hurricane mitigation efforts for several years
April 3, 2012

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon has touted the progress of federal hurricane mitigation efforts for several years. On March 27 he got the opportunity to show the insurance industry exactly what he's been talking about. Donelon and the Director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Task Force Hope took more than a dozen insurance industry executives on a seven hour tour this week of the levee system known as the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). The HSDRRS includes 350 miles of levees and floodwalls, three canal closure structures with pumps, four gated outlets and 73 non-federal pumping stations across the perimeter of the Greater New Orleans five parish area. The project is fully funded at $14.45 billion and it’s designed to reduce the risk associated with a storm surge event that has a one percent chance of occurring in any given year, or a 100-year storm surge. Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon takes the media on a tour of the state's levee system.

“The purpose of this tour was to show the representatives of the insurance companies who write business in this state that southeast Louisiana is protected better than ever and well prepared for another Hurricane Katrina-type event,” Commissioner Donelon said.

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon gives insurance executives a tour of new mitigation efforts in the levee system designed to protect New Orleans from another Katrina.

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