This circumstance, though difficult, is not unique to Rapides Parish. It also does not reflect the results of an inspection that found structural deficiencies. In post-Hurricane Katrina America, federal regulators are actually checking to see if communities have filed all of their levee reports. If not, no certification.
Notice how the Town Talk glosses over the paperwork issue with the brief, "If not, no certification." Central Louisiana residents may be paying more for insurance because the Red River Levee District and the City of Alexandria didn't do their jobs. Another black eye for investigative journalism in Alexandria.