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Headlines - May 10, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-05-10

Duration: 00:04:02

Subjects: National Flood Insurance Program (U.S.) | Flood control | Salvinia | Invasive species

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Landrieu, Mary Speaker

Description

This segment from the May 10, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: concerns about rate increases for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); United States Senator Mary Landrieu presenting an amendment on the Senate floor to delay the increases for a year; the Mississippi Secretary of State expressing his concerns about increased flooding in Mississippi due to the construction of a 24-foot surge barrier on Lake Pontchartrain; possible solutions for the salvinia problem in north Louisiana waterways; and highlights from the 2013 Louisiana Legends Gala.