Flood Insurance News

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 …

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Advises Residents in Case of Hurricane Matthew

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart is encouraging Delaware residents to take action now to prepare for potential damages and interruptions from Hurricane Matthew. Although it is too early to predict the long-term track of the storm, residents are encouraged …

Council Bluffs, Iowa Repairing, Upgrading Flood Protection System

Council Bluffs, Iowa, officials are working to strengthen the levees protecting the western Iowa city before homeowners are forced to pay higher premiums for flood insurance. The Daily Nonpareil reports the city wants to complete the levee projects before the …

Wisconsin Says Flood Damage Estimate Now Nearing $20M

Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is now approaching $20 million. In an update on Sept. 28, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes …

Flood Damage in Wisconsin Approaching $10M

Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is approaching $10 million. In an update night, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes and businesses at …

Coastal American Insurance Rolls Out Private Flood Endorsement in Mississippi

Coastal American Insurance Co. has introduced a combined wind and flood insurance policy for policyholders in Mississippi. The new private flood endorsement is designed to eliminate disputes over concurrent causation, which often arise when storms hit coastal areas coverage according …

Southern Kansas Flood Damage Estimated at $1M

Southern Kansas flooding victims are cleaning up the mess torrential rains left behind. The Wichita Eagle reports that Mulvane city administrator Kent Hixson says 44 homes and five businesses inside the city limits saw some sort of flooding damage from …