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FEMA Chief Sees Progress 5 Years After Katrina Disaster

August 26, 2010 - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said his department is better able to quickly respond to disasters now, five years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast. FEMA was ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/08/26/112763.htm

Louisiana Wants More Disaster Loans Forgiven by Feds

August 24, 2010 - One in five of the Louisiana sheriffs, school boards, parish councils and other storm-ravaged local government agencies who borrowed federal funds after hurricanes Katrina and Rita won't have to ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2010/08/24/112677.htm

W.Va. Granted $12 M for June Storms

August 20, 2010 - More than $12 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to help recovery efforts in four counties in West Virginia hit by severe storms in June. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2010/08/20/112617.htm

Feds Give Mississippi Increased Flood Aid

August 16, 2010 - The federal government is affirming it will pay 90 percent of the disaster recovery costs from tornadoes and floods that hit Mississippi in late April and early May. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran announced ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2010/08/16/112470.htm

2010 Education & Training Directory

August 16, 2010 - Insurance Journal is pleased to publish the 2010 Education and Training Directory. This exclusive resource directory has been designed to help independent agents and brokers find educational and ...
www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/08/16/160003.htm

Flood Program Must Consider Salmon and Whales

August 11, 2010 - The federal government's flood insurance program that had mostly been concerned with protecting homes and businesses must now protect salmon and killer whales. Federal fisheries experts have told the ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2010/08/11/112321.htm

How Oil in Gulf Region Could Complicate Hurricane Recovery

August 10, 2010 - If a hurricane hits the Gulf Coast and whips up oil from BP's massive spill, cleanup workers will not be able to swoop into action to fix the mess. A new Obama administration edict requires that the ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/08/10/112324.htm

Connecticut Flood Victims Facing Deadline Today

July 27, 2010 - Connecticut residents are running out of time to file federal damage claims from the March flooding that affected the eastern half of the state. Anyone with property damage has until today to file ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2010/07/27/111905.htm

Federal Disaster Aid for West Virginia Tops $3M

July 19, 2010 - Federal disaster grants totaling more than $3 million have been approved to help businesses and residents slammed by storms and flooding in southern West Virginia last month. The Federal Emergency ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2010/07/19/111698.htm

Lawsuit in Florida Targets Flood Insurance As Danger to Sea Turtles

July 15, 2010 - The National Wildife Federation claims in a lawsuit that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood insurance program is hurting sea turtles by spurring coastal development. The lawsuit filed in ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2010/07/15/111598.htm

House May Vote on Federal Flood Insurance Extension Today

July 15, 2010 - Insurers are urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation today that would extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years. The measure, HR 5114, the "Flood Insurance ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/07/15/111618.htm

Not All Tennessee Flood Victims Are in Nashville

July 7, 2010 - Far from the spotlight shining on the Nashville victims of May's deadly floods, Mike Anglin looks at the now-empty space next to Indian Creek where his doublewide mobile home stood and wonders how he ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2010/07/07/111362.htm

Midwest States Grapple with Levee Problems, Flood Insurance

July 5, 2010 - A group scrambling to upgrade Mississippi River levees in southwestern Illinois before new floodplain maps potentially raise insurance costs said it can make the fixes for $160 million to $170 ...
www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/07/05/159825.htm

FEMA: States Need Time to Review Flood Map

July 5, 2010 - After facing strong opposition during a public meeting in Arkansas, a top federal official wants to give cities and towns in the Mississippi Delta more time to review maps that outline where flood ...
www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/07/05/159848.htm

Actuarially Sound Rates Remain Elusive Along Texas Gulf Coast

July 5, 2010 - Insurance company interests have long held that the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association charges rates that are not actuarially sound for the risks it insures, making it impossible for private ...
www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/07/05/159850.htm

As Alex Looms, Texans Wait for Decision on Flood Insurance

June 28, 2010 - With Tropical Storm Alex skirting the east coast of Mexico and heading north, if residents along the Texas Gulf Coast are thinking it's a good time to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2010/06/28/111120.htm

FEMA: Arkansas, Other Delta States Need Time to Review Flood Map

June 24, 2010 - After facing strong opposition during a public meeting in Arkansas, a top federal official wants to give cities and towns in the Mississippi Delta more time to review maps that outline where flood ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2010/06/24/111051.htm

West Indiana Levee Creates Flood Insurance Dilemma

June 21, 2010 - Owners of nearly 800 properties in a western Indiana town could be forced to buy flood insurance unless the town can provide federal officials proof that its levee system will provide protection. The ...
www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2010/06/21/110912.htm

FEMA: Insurance Applies If Oil from BP Spill Mixes with Flood Waters

June 21, 2010 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has clarified that in the event of a declared flooding disaster, flood insurance coverage will apply even if oil from the BP deep well blowout mixes with ...
www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/06/21/159768.htm

FEMA: Insurance Applies if Oil from Spill Mixes with Flood Waters

June 21, 2010 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has clarified that in the event of a declared flooding disaster, flood insurance coverage will apply even if oil from the BP deep well blowout mixes with ...
www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/06/21/159785.htm