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JBA Releases Comprehensive UK Flood Model before Flood Re Launch

UK-based JBA Risk Management, a global provider of flood modelling services for insurers, reinsurers, and property or asset managers, announced the release of its “high resolution, multi-peril flood model of the UK to assist the insurance industry place household risks …

Report: Southeast States Unprepared for Future Risks from Climate Change

  Many states across the country, particularly in the Southeast, are unprepared to face the risks posed from extreme heat, drought, wildfires, inland flooding, coastal flooding and other extreme weather events, according to a new report card from the States …

States Graded ‘A’ to ‘F’ for Extreme Weather Preparedness

Many states across the country are unprepared to face the risks posed extreme heat, drought, wildfires, inland flooding, coastal flooding and other extreme weather events, according to a new report card. Only a small number of states – Alaska, California, …

Flood Warnings in Effect for Rising South Carolina Coastal Rivers

Forecasters are warning of rising river levels near the South Carolina coast. The National Weather Service said a flood warning is still in effect for the Santee River near Jamestown in Berkeley County. At 6 p.m. Sunday the river was …

New Hampshire’s Bipartisan Summit Examines Coastal Flooding

Elected officials from 18 states — representing some 95,000 miles of coastline — gathered in New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 24, for a bipartisan summit on coastal flooding. Some of those who attended the Rising Tides summit in Hampton, New …

High-Tide Floods to Triple for Some East Coast Cities, Study Finds

Flooding during high tides, which used to be rare, is now common in some places and could worsen to the point that sections of coastal cities may flood so often they would become unusable in the near future, according to …

Bridgeport, Conn., Getting $10M to Help Protect City Against Coastal Flooding

Connecticut’s largest city is getting $10 million from the federal government to help protect it against another superstorm like Sandy in 2012. Bridgeport, Conn., officials told the Connecticut Post that the money will be used to engineer strategies to protect …

Report: More Reforms Needed for Flood, Wind Insurance Programs

A new report this week from the Union of Concerned Scientists, a watchdog group, warns that sea level rise and worsening storm surge are increasing both the risks of flooding in coastal communities and the potential for large costs borne …

New FEMA Flood Maps for NYC Include WTC Site

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released new advisory maps for Manhattan that include the World Trade Center site in the zone seen as most at risk for flooding during a powerful coastal storm.The maps released this week were in …

After Sandy, New York City Eyes Moving Power Gear Higher

A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying substations and skyscraper basements and plunged half of Manhattan into darkness for four days. …