Flood Insurance News

South Dakota’s Brown County Gets $150K Grant for New Floodgate

Brown County is receiving more than $150,000 in grant funding to help install a new floodgate where Crow Creek meets the James River. The American News in Aberdeen reports that Brown County has been planning for several years to replace …

N.J. Sen. Menendez Urges FEMA to Reform NFIP’s Claims Process

Following up on issues that were raised at the July 30 hearing on post-Sandy flood insurance claims, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a letter on Wednesday, Sept. 10, to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, urging him …

Post-Floods, Detroit Residents Shop for Appliances, Supplies

Detroit-area residents are shopping for appliances and home-repair supplies in droves after recent flooding damaged houses and the property inside. The Detroit News reports thousands of shoppers visited big-box appliance stores and local retailers over the weekend to purchase everything …

Torrential Rains Bring Floods, Fires to Indiana

Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding on Aug. 22. Firefighters in northeastern Indiana were cut off from a blaze at an auto repair shop by three to five feet …

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 …