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Harold Schoeffler,

Schoeffler talks hydrology with Crowley Rotarians

The world would seemingly be a much simpler place in many ways if common sense would prevail.
Case in point, suggestions on how to improve Louisiana’s water management systems.
Harold Schoeffler, who has served as the chair of the Acadiana Group Sierra Club of Lafayette since 1974, recently joined with several others to visit the many sites effected by the historic flood of August 2016 to take a deeper look at the state’s hydrology.

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Flood insurance policy count increases

Four months after devastating flooding ravaged South Louisiana, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has released figures showing an increase in flood policies in the affected areas.
The NFIP releases a policy count by state, parish and incorporated city once a month and October numbers have just been released. As of July 30, the total number of NFIP policies (residential and commercial) was 451,377. By Oct. 31, the policy count had risen to 480,086.
In St. Landry Parish the number of policies rose 9.5 percent from July’s 1,742 policies to 1,907 policies on Oct. 31.

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