Flood Insurance News

Rising Rivers, Bayous Force Texas Evacuations

Residents were evacuating their homes in Southeast Texas on March 15 as rivers swollen by days of heavy rain displaced thousands of people, forced the temporary closure of a major interstate and overwhelmed small towns along the Louisiana border. People …

Water Starting to Recede from Homes in North Louisiana

Emergency officials in Louisiana and Mississippi were watching the rise of the Pearl River that divides the two states on March 14 amid widespread flooding that has damaged thousands of homes. In north Louisiana, the water has started to recede …

Louisiana Lashed by Severe Weather, Flooding

Recent torrential rains that pounded Louisiana left roads impassable, submerging cars and forcing people from their homes overnight. The Bossier City area across the Red River from Shreveport took the brunt of the storm that began saturating northern Louisiana late …

Storm System Dumps Heavy Rain on South Central States, More Expected

A large storm system has drenched areas in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas that were already inundated with heavy rainfall this week. Two people have drowned in Oklahoma and Texas. Nearly a foot of rain fell over parts of northwest Louisiana …

NWS: North Dakota Spring Snowmelt Flood Risk ‘Very Low’

The National Weather Service says the risk of noticeable flooding across North Dakota continues to drop. An updated report shows that the threat of significant and impactful snowmelt flooding is “very low” and any risk of high water would be …

FEMA Designates Additional 18K South Carolina Properties in Flood Zone

Thousands of property owners in Horry County are being told they will be required to buy flood insurance. Local media outlets report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has updated flood plain maps and now an additional 18,000 properties in …

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 ā€“ 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 …