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Flood Maps Still Wrong, Oregon Homeowners Still Paying

Months after Carol Justice was wrongly told her home needs flood insurance, the Cornelius resident is still paying up – even though a surveyor has since determined her house is not in the flood zone. Justice is one of hundreds …

Terrebonne Parish President Urges Out-of-State Calls on Flood Insurance

A south Louisiana parish president is calling on residents to contact out-of-state relatives and friends to enlist help in the fight against projected drastic flood insurance costs. Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program could mean many thousands of people …

N.J. Gov.: FEMA May Scale Back Hazardous Designations in New Flood Maps

Since shortly after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the Jersey shore last October, homeowners up and down the coast have agonized over whether to raise their homes to survive future storms.And when the federal government issued a revised set of preliminary flood …

New Maps Put 33K More New Jersey Homes in Flood Zones

New Jersey’s adoption of expanded flood maps in the wake of Superstorm Sandy has put more than 33,000 additional residential buildings in flood zones, a nearly 15 percent increase.The disaster recovery plan announced last week by the Christie administration shows …

New Maps Show 35,000 More NYC-Area Buildings in Flood Zones

Twice as many homes and businesses in and near New York City would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the …

Sandy Blow to N.J.: Costly Work or Costlier Flood Insurance Premiums

Superstorm Sandy landed one final stunning blow to New Jersey on Thursday, Jan. 24, as the state adopted rebuilding guidelines that come with sticker shock. They will force homeowners in flood zones to spend tens of thousands of dollars to …

Illinois Court: Homeowner Suit Against Flood Determination Firm May Proceed

A flood determination company may be sued by Illinois homeowners for failing to determine the couple’s home was in a flood plain, a state appeals court has found. The Illinois Court of Appeals for the Third District reversed a lower …