Flooding Tag

In Louisiana, flooding is always a concern for residents, business owners, and even tourists. Cleaning up after a flood can pose health risks; you and your loved ones should wait to re-enter your home until professionals say it is safe. Homes should have no structural,...

The flood waters from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey have receded. The damage left behind is estimated to exceed $150 billion, on par with the cost of Hurricane Katrina. When any natural disaster strikes, public and private actors step up to cover costs. Also, payouts...

The recent flooding of several neighborhoods in New Orleans brought back painful memories to residents city-wide. Many residents compared their feelings of being trapped inside of their home due to flooding to the feelings they had during Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 storm with 127...

Flood Insurance is necessary. Several Northern Louisiana Homeowners were notified by their mortgage companies that they were no longer required to buy flood insurance. The requirement was dropped after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accepted revisions to the area’s floodplain map, based in part...

For those of us living in Louisiana, it is no understatement to say that flood insurance is an important investment to secure the safety of your family's home and belongings. With hurricane season officially starting on June 1, 2014, it's important that you have a...

Melinda Martin

Account Executive

Melinda began her insurance career in 1985 with Alexander & Alexander where she received her Property & Casualty and Life & Health license. Since then she has worked at various agencies in the New Orleans area and in California as a senior account manager for Employee Benefit Plans.  While in California, she was also the Membership Director for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. Melinda joined the AWS team in July of 2015.

Michael A. Seeling

Vice President

Graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Insurance Risk Management and is a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans. He joined AWS in October of 2008 and has been awarded the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Certification (PPACA). Additionally, he is working towards his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and is an active member of the Fore!Kids foundation.