Louisiana residents worry about storm losses and eroding coastline’s impact, survey says

Published: April 19, 2022

By: Allison Kadlubar, LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana residents are concerned about damage from hurricanes and fear the unsettling reality of the state’s eroding coastline.

According to an LSU survey released Tuesday, 40% of respondents who have insurance said they filed property damage claims since 2020.

Hurricanes Ida, Laura, Delta and Zeta left Louisiana residents with billions of dollars in damages, especially people in South Louisiana and metro New Orleans.

The respondents who had filed insurance claims were evenly divided in assessing how the companies handled their claims, with 47% satisfied and 47% dissatisfied.

But more than half of the respondents with homeowner’s insurance said their premiums have increased.

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