Flood Insurance News

Report Calls on New Hampshire to Prepare for Rising Seas

Though the worst impacts of rising seas in New Hampshire are decades away, a state commission is warning that coastal communities must act now to ensure vulnerable buildings are protected and roads, bridges and other structures constructed in the future …

Virginia Flood Damage from Matthew Costliest Since Isabel, Officials Say

Virginia suffered only a glancing blow from Hurricane Matthew last month when unprecedented amounts of rain fell, but on Wednesday officials estimated flood damage to be hundreds of millions of dollars, making it the costliest storm since Hurricane Isabel in …

Q&A: Deloitte Insurance Expert Discusses Hurricane Season and Flood Insurance

Although Atlantic hurricane season ends in November, cleanup from any damage seen on the East Coast could last beyond the end of the season. Some coastal areas, such as Virginia Beach, were impacted this season, particularly by flooding. Flooding is …

City in Virginia Proposes Changes to Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Norfolk officials are urging residents to take notice of proposed changes to federal flood insurance rate maps in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the rate maps would require some landowners to buy coverage and put some …

Corps: Flood Protection Plan for Souris River Could Cost Up to $1B

The Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Souris River flood protection project in North Dakota’s Ward County and is accepting public comments through Dec. 22. The Minot Daily News reports that the …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Warns Flood Victims About Repair Scams

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is urging homeowners whose properties suffered damage in the recent flooding that hit several North Central Pennsylvania counties to be cautious of scams when seeking repairs. She has also offered advice for homeowners to properly file claims with their …

Couple Wanted in Louisiana Flood Contractor Fraud Scheme

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, sheriff’s deputies say a man and a woman with numerous aliases are wanted in a flood contractor scheme that has taken more than $35,000 from two victims already in the Ponchatoula and Robert areas. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman …

Number of Flood Policies Sold in Iowa Dropping in Recent Years

The number of flood insurance policies sold in Iowa dropped 22 percent between 2011 and this year, but it’s hard to determine the reason for the decline. The Des Moines Register reported the number of policies fell to 13,872 at …

S&P: Few North Carolina Residents Hit Hardest by Matthew Have Flood Insurance

With historic flood levels in North Carolina receding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, preliminary estimates show that only a sliver of commercial and residential properties in areas most impacted by the storm are covered by policies through the National …

Parts of Virginia Beach Face Long Recovery from Hurricane Matthew

For some neighborhoods in Virginia Beach, the long recovery from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew is just beginning. On Saturday, emergency management crews and other officials toured several communities where homes were damaged. Virginia Beach emergency manager Erin Sutton says …