Flood Insurance News

River in Idaho Rising Along With Flood Insurance Policy Sales

Federal officials say the Boise River in Idaho that’s already past flood stage will be raised again as flood insurance sales spike in the region. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that the river …

Louisiana Starts Over in Search for Flood Program Management Firm

Louisiana is scrapping its first attempt to hire a firm to manage the state’s $1.6 billion flood recovery program and will restart the search process. The Advocate reports that Gov. John Bel Edwards’ deputy chief of staff Julie Baxter Payer …

NOAA: North Dakota at Highest Risk for Spring Flooding

Northern North Dakota – the Souris River, Devils Lake and the northernmost reaches of the Red River – has the greatest risk of major flooding this spring, while moderate flooding is possible over southern Idaho in the Snake River basin, …

Many Still Reeling from NW Louisiana Flood a Year Later

Floods a year ago took everything from Vivian, La., resident Gwen Smith. “I lost my home completely,” she said. Before the flood hit on March 9, 2016, Smith had lived most of her adult life in the mobile home. For …

San Jose Floods Force Out Vietnamese Families

When the floodwaters rushed in last month in San Jose, a firefighter hauled Hien Nguyen to safety. She left behind the two-bedroom apartment she shared with a roommate for $1,000 a month, managing only to take her identification and her …

CoreLogic: $13.3B in Reconstruction at Risk in Northern California Dam Failure

Roughly 50,047 single- and multi-family residential homes could be damaged with an estimated reconstruction cost value of $13.3 billion if the Oroville Dam in California were to fail completely, according to new data analysis from CoreLogic that included the six …

Heavy Snowpack Has Some in North Dakota Wary of Spring Flooding

Some Minot residents who endured the Souris River flood of 2011 are having trouble digesting the current snowpack numbers. The National Weather Service says the snowfall total in the city for November and December is approaching 43.5 inches, which is …

Needing More Work, Minot’s Flooded Home Buyout Policy on Hold

A proposed change to Minot, N.D.’s home buyout policy following the devastating 2011 Souris River flood is on hold for more refinement. The City Council is considering providing extra compensation to homeowners who have houses at an appraised value below …

Council Bluffs, Iowa Races to Improve Levees Before FEMA Deadline

Improvements to the Council Bluffs, Iowa, levee system continue step-by-step as city officials keep hoping it’s fast enough to beat federal government action that could cost homeowners a boatload of cash in flood insurance. The city council approved the plans …

Private Flood Insurance a Focus for Pennsylvania Insurance Department in 2017

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has a plan to continue furthering its initiatives within the private flood insurance market in 2017. This comes after the North Central part of the state of Pennsylvania saw flooding in many areas outside of identified …