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February 16, 2020
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Feb

Houma Courier: Our opinion: Coastal group’s effort holds promise

Dealing with an encroaching Gulf of Mexico requires a lot of different approaches, and a new one from a wetlands-advocacy group has some potential. America’s Wetland’s effort, outlined in a story on today’s front page, seeks to address the inevitable decline in property values that will occur after FEMA releases new flood-risk maps. It is...
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Feb

Houma Courier: Rising seas threaten local home values. New program aims to help keep them afloat

A wetlands-advocacy group is working on a program that seeks to limit a decline in local property values that could result after new flood insurance maps are released. Terrebonne and Lafourche’s maps have been delayed for nearly a decade after the parishes appealed drafts that showed sinking land, rising seas and coastal erosion have increased...
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