Flood Insurance News

Torrential Rains Leave Flooded Homes, Injuries in North Dakota

Torrential rains led to weekend flooding in parts of North Dakota, inundating or threatening more than a dozen homes in the west and causing at least two injuries in the east. Many areas of the state got several inches of …

Wisconsin Town Wants to Upgrade Seawall, Redraw Flood Maps

Stevens Point, Wis., officials will soon found out if they can upgrade a Wisconsin River seawall so they can redraw flood maps. The Stevens Point Journal Media reports the upgrade could spare more than 200 families thousands of dollars in …

Severe Floods Overwhelm Detroit Area; Slow Vehicle Production

A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable. Fearing more motorists could become stranded a day after a storm dumped more than …

Feds to Loan $2.1M to Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish for Flood Upgrade

State officials say they’ve received approval of a $2.1 million low-interest, energy efficiency loan to support Jefferson Parish’s efforts to upgrade its flood-protection system. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says the loan is funded through the U.S. Department of …

2,000 Structures in Fargo, N.D., to Need Flood Insurance with Map Changes

More people will be required to buy flood insurance in Fargo because of a change in flood plain maps. About 2,000 homes and businesses will need insurance when the new Federal Emergency Management Association map goes into effect in January. …

Improvements to Lafourche, Louisiana Levee System Underway

The South Lafourche Levee District in Louisiana plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year. The district began raising the system’s levees to 16 feet in the more vulnerable southern sections and 13 …

Cost to Indiana City for Wabash River Levee Repairs Estimated at $2M

A southwestern Indiana city will need to spend more than $2 million to repair its Wabash River flood levees, although that is much less than officials previously projected. Vincennes officials say the repairs are needed before the levees can be …

Midwest Towns Hope Worst of Flood Is Behind Them

Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic on July 10 that they’ll soon emerge from this year’s flood with relatively minor damage. Water levels were dropping in several places, including Clarksville, Mo., where a furious sandbagging effort over …

Official: Damages from Recent Iowa Flooding Exceed $15M

Iowa’s top emergency management official says up to 150 homes in Iowa have major flood damage and his department continues to monitor river levels as Iowa’s ground is water saturated and more rain could cause additional problems. Iowa Department of …

PIA, Floodbroker.com Offer Agents Flood Insurance Sales Tool

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has formed a partnership with Floodbroker.com that allows agents to sell flood insurance. Through PIA’s exclusive partnership, PIA members’ clients and prospects will be able to learn about their flood risks and …