Adjusters have done little to assess insurance losses in New Orleans due to political infighting and safety concerns while in outlying parishes it will be months before they finish their estimates, Louisiana’s insurance commissioner said.

Insurance Commissioner J. Robert Wooley said claims adjusters are systematically working through a grid established by the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The first grid, in St. Bernard Parish, was completed recently, and the second grid, covering St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes, should be completed shortly.

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