Flood Insurance News

Hundreds Evacuate from Flooding in Western Wisconsin City

Several hundred people evacuated their homes early on July 20 in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia where heavy rain sent a creek over its banks. The waterlogged city is part of more widespread flooding in Wisconsin and Minnesota …

Parts of Midwest Beset with ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding

Authorities say nearly everyone in the Racine County community of Burlington, Wisconsin, is dealing with some type of flood damage. Police Chief Mark Anderson says flooding in the city of about 10,000 is “massive” and “unprecedented.” The city’s four bridges …

Louisiana Farmers Could be Helped by $10M Program for Flood Recovery

Farmers and ranchers in 51 Louisiana parishes could be eligible for grants from a $10 million program aimed to help with recovery from last year’s flooding. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain’s office says the grants come from federal flood recovery dollars …

Officials: New Minot Flood Plain Map Could Hike Insurance Premiums

Minot, N.D., leaders say the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed new flood plain map could raise insurance premiums for thousands of property owners. The preliminary map shows about 4,000 properties along the Souris River moving from preferred flood risk to …

New Flood Insurance Product For Florida Homeowners Available from American Integrity

American Integrity Insurance Group (AI), a Florida-based insurance provider, has unveiled a private flood insurance option for homeowners. AI is one of nine Florida-based insurers to offer its own flood program that includes a Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FOIR) …

Flood Insurance in the Standard Market Part 1

We’re all insurance people here, right? OK, so let’s play a word association game. I’ll give you a word and you think about the first word that comes to mind. Ready? Flood. It’ll be interesting to see what you thought …

Big Bills Faced by Utahans Who Don’t Have Flood Insurance

It’s been more than two months since northern Utah resident Wyatt Brammer’s house was damaged from flooding and he still hasn’t gotten it fixed. After 33 inches of water filled his basement, he said, it could cost as much as …

New Flood Plain Maps Bring Good, Bad News for South Dakota Towns

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed revisions to Yankton’s flood plain map could encompass nearly 200 additional properties. On the flip side, a revision in Rapid City means 224 properties have been removed from that city’s flood hazard area. Properties …

Louisiana Disaster Declarations in Last 18 Months Involved Nearly 90% of Parishes

With hurricane season fast approaching, the Louisiana Department of Insurance is pointing out that in the last 18 months, nearly 90 percent of the state’s parishes have been included in major disaster declarations. The LDI is advising policyholders to take …

Louisiana Getting Another $51M in Federal Flood Aid

Louisiana’s getting another $51 million in federal dollars to help with recovery from last year’s floods. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced the latest figure Thursday. He says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released information about how it …