Flood Insurance News

Penn. Encourages Homeowners to Look at Private Market Flood Coverage

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has created a new “one-stop shop” webpage to make information on private market flood insurance more accessible to Pennsylvania homeowners and renters. In announcing the new webpage, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said Pennsylvania homeowners, who …

Schinnerer Launches Online Flood Program for Residential, Commercial Properties

Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, an underwriting manager, has launched Schinnerer Flood – an online program offering primary insurance for commercial and residential properties through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as well as excess coverage through the private market. …

Flood Threat Subsiding Near New Orleans, Baton Rouge

The threat of flooding is subsiding across the lower Mississippi River region just two weeks after high waters devastated parts of the St. Louis area. The Mississippi probably won’t rise as high from Arkansas to New Orleans as earlier forecasts …

Mississippi Floodwaters Head South; Officials Weigh Options

As floodwaters move south along the Mississippi River, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is weighing steps it could take to prevent widespread flooding from southern Missouri down to the Gulf Coast. In Louisiana, the Corps and local levee districts …

Cleanup Begins in Illinois, Missouri after Massive Flooding

The Mississippi River and many of its tributaries on Jan. 3 continued their retreat from historic and deadly winter flooding, leaving amid the silt a massive cleanup and recovery effort likely to take weeks if not months. The flood, fueled …

Repairs to Hazardous Lewisville Lake Dam in Texas Likely Delayed

Rising water levels will likely delay repairs to a 160-foot-long landslide along the Lewisville Lake dam, a possible threat to the hundreds of thousands of North Texans who live downstream. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said 16 inches of …

Deadly Floods Disrupting Agriculture, Commercial Operations in U.S. Midwest

Deadly flooding across the U.S. Midwest is disrupting everything from oil to agriculture, forcing pipelines, terminals and grain elevators to close. The floods have killed at least 30 people and shut hundreds of roads across Missouri and Illinois, according to state …

‘Couldn’t Stand the Weather’ Sums Up South Central News in 2015

If you scan the song/album list of the late, great Texas blues guitar powerhouse, Stevie Ray Vaughan, you’ll get an inkling of what the major stories from Insurance Journal’s South Central region in 2015 were about: the weather and its aftereffects. Titles from Stevie …

Floods of Five Rivers Head from Midwest to U.S. Industrial South

Brace yourself, U.S. South. The Mississippi River is coming, and so are the Arkansas, the Red, the Ohio and the Missouri. The water on the Mississippi River is already so high that Missouri has closed interstate highways. Governor Jay Nixon …

Storm Frank Batters North Britain; Total Storm Losses Could Top $4.5 Billion

Torrential rain and gale force winds battered northern Britain on Wednesday, cutting power to thousands of homes and forcing some to evacuate flooded streets in the third major storm in a month. The Environment Agency said Britain had faced an …