National Flood Insurance Program News

FEMA: Nearly 1,000 Sandy Claimants Signed Up for Claims Review So Far

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last week sent out its first round of letters to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims, offering them a chance to have their claims reviewed — and FEMA …

FEMA Sends Out 1st Round of Letters Offering to Review Sandy Flood Claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday mailed out its first round of letters to the National Flood Insurance Program policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims, asking whether they want their claims reviewed. FEMA is mailing its letters beginning Monday …

Flood Insurance Does Not Cover Debris Removal From Insureds’ Land

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia recently ruled that a standard flood insurance policy from the National Flood Insurance Program does not cover the cost of cleaning up storm-generated debris not owned by the homeowners from their land. The U.S. …

Sen. Schumer Warns N.Y. Homeowners About Flood Insurance Surcharge

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make major changes to what he described as a new, unfair flood insurance rule that has led to the “misapplication of an additional fee of $250 …

FEMA to Ask Sandy Homeowners If They Want to Reopen Claims

Homeowners insured through the National Flood Insurance Program who think they were shortchanged for Superstorm Sandy damage are getting another chance for reimbursement. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin asking whether they want to reopen their claims, Rep. Chris …

FEMA Chief on Sandy Flood Insurance Claims: ‘We Want to Fix This’

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says he wants to fix what went wrong with the process of paying flood insurance claims following Superstorm Sandy. Craig Fugate told the first meeting of a congressional task force in Washington …

Hurricane Sandy Judges Demand Clearing of Settlement Roadblocks

Federal officials and flood insurance companies were chastised by a panel of New York judges for imposing delays on settlements with hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims who alleged their claims were wrongfully denied or underpaid. Officials with the Federal Emergency …

Task Force Launching to Examine Superstorm Sandy Problems

A task force will begin work this week with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s national flood insurance program to examine problems that arose after Superstorm Sandy and to develop recommendations to correct them. U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, …

Floodplain Managers Group: Oklahoma Bill Threatens Flood Insurance

A group responsible for managing Oklahoma’s floodplains says bills moving through the Legislature that prohibit cities from regulating oil and natural gas drilling operations could prevent the state from participating in the National Flood Insurance Program. The Oklahoma Floodplain Managers …

FEMA to South Dakota County: Submit Flood Insurance Records

More than 400 homeowners whose property lies along the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota could end up paying a $50 surcharge on their flood insurance if officials in Union County do not meet a federal deadline to submit flood …