Flood Insurance News

Flooding Overwhelming Central Idaho Neighborhoods

City officials in central Idaho are warning residents to prepare for more flooding as muddy water continues to overwhelm neighborhoods in Ketchum and Bellevue. Blaine County Disaster Services Coordinator Chris Corwin says the worst of the flooding is yet to …

Mississippi Urges Residents to Invest in Flood Insurance

Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney has issued a strong recommendation to residents of the state to secure flood insurance and noted several new private flood carriers have entered the state’s flood insurance market. According to a May 1 bulletin, …

Number of Arkansas Storm-Related Fatalities Rises to 5

A north-central Arkansas volunteer fire chief died after being struck by a vehicle early on April 30 while working as heavy thunderstorms moved through, one of five confirmed storm-related fatalities in the state, an official said. At least four other …

3 Dead in Missouri Storms; Flooding Forces Hundreds of Rescues

Torrential rain caused Missouri waterways to burst their banks over the weekend, forcing hundreds of road closures and killing at least three people. Some parts of the state got as much as a foot of rain over the weekend, though …

River in Idaho Rising Along With Flood Insurance Policy Sales

Federal officials say the Boise River in Idaho that’s already past flood stage will be raised again as flood insurance sales spike in the region. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that the river …

Louisiana Starts Over in Search for Flood Program Management Firm

Louisiana is scrapping its first attempt to hire a firm to manage the state’s $1.6 billion flood recovery program and will restart the search process. The Advocate reports that Gov. John Bel Edwards’ deputy chief of staff Julie Baxter Payer …

NOAA: North Dakota at Highest Risk for Spring Flooding

Northern North Dakota – the Souris River, Devils Lake and the northernmost reaches of the Red River – has the greatest risk of major flooding this spring, while moderate flooding is possible over southern Idaho in the Snake River basin, …

Many Still Reeling from NW Louisiana Flood a Year Later

Floods a year ago took everything from Vivian, La., resident Gwen Smith. “I lost my home completely,” she said. Before the flood hit on March 9, 2016, Smith had lived most of her adult life in the mobile home. For …

San Jose Floods Force Out Vietnamese Families

When the floodwaters rushed in last month in San Jose, a firefighter hauled Hien Nguyen to safety. She left behind the two-bedroom apartment she shared with a roommate for $1,000 a month, managing only to take her identification and her …

CoreLogic: $13.3B in Reconstruction at Risk in Northern California Dam Failure

Roughly 50,047 single- and multi-family residential homes could be damaged with an estimated reconstruction cost value of $13.3 billion if the Oroville Dam in California were to fail completely, according to new data analysis from CoreLogic that included the six …