Flood Insurance News

At Least 6 Dead, 2 Missing After Floods in Texas, Kansas

Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six. It was unclear Sunday whether a body found in Travis County near Austin was one of the …

Flooded Homeowners Allege Negligence in Suit Against City of Houston

A citizen’s group and homeowners who have recently suffered repeat flood damage sued Houston, Texas, in federal court, alleging the city backed improvements at a commercial development they say were made without putting in adequate drainage. Residents Against Flooding and …

Federal Funding for Ohio Flood Control Plan in Jeopardy

Officials in northwest Ohio may be forced to abandon a flood control project or pay for it with local money as federal funding for the plan is in jeopardy. A review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in recent …

Report: Cost of Flood Control Improvements in Austin — Possibly $4B

A draft report on how to avoid storm-related flooding in Austin and save lives says improvements could cost up to $4 billion. The Austin American-Statesman reported that the Flood Mitigation Task Force recommends increased public awareness with efforts including installation …

Minnesota Still Wary About Impact of North Dakota Flood Project

Proponents of a proposed $2.1 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project in North Dakota will have to do a better job of addressing concerns about how it would affect farmers and other residents upstream before Minnesota will issue the permits the …

Assurant to Offer Private Flood Insurance in Florida

Assurant, Inc. has launched Assurant Primary Flood Insurance for Florida customers. The new Assurant Primary Flood Insurance offers structural coverage up to $800,000 and up to $250,000 in contents coverage, at competitive rates that include no federal fees or surcharges. …

Marsh’s Torrent Technologies Launches Private Flood Coverage

Torrent Technologies, Inc., in coordination with Torrent’s Write-Your-Own (WYO) carriers participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has launched a new, automated private market primary flood insurance product. Torrent Technologies is a Marsh company. Underwritten by the Lloyd’s of …

Hiscox Launches New US Flood Cover

Hiscox London Market has launched a new flood product for U.S. homeowners — FloodPlus. Working with wholesale brokers in the US to distribute the new product, FloodPlus offers higher limits and a wider scope of cover than policies provided by …

Flood Mapping Tools to Help Residents in South Dakota’s Big Sioux River Basin

The state of South Dakota is working on new online flood mapping tools for the Big Sioux River Basin. The Google maps-style program should allow cities, counties, developers and emergency managers to test the flooding potential of increased flows in …

‘100-Year Floods’ Happen More Often Than People Think

Eleven months ago, Houston had a deadly flood. This week, the city had another. Events like these are often called “100-year floods,” and that can be misleading. The U.S. government began using the term in the 1960s to describe a …