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#1 Tracking Tool Spotlights Repetitive Flood Loss Homes Receiving U.S. Taxpayer Funds

Sep 15 2020 // Passaic County in New Jersey is not in the hurricane belt nor is it on the banks of a major river, and yet 810 properties there received $170 million of taxpayer money through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)...

#2 Dow Shuts Operations in Michigan as Flood Waters Rise

May 21 2020 // Dow Inc. said on May 20 it shut down all operating units at its headquarters in Midland, Michigan, after flood waters breached its sites following the collapse of two dams. “At approximately 10:00 a.m. Eastern it was...

#3 Coastal Flooding Could Threaten 20% of World’s Economic Output by 2100: Study

Jul 30 2020 // Failure to rein in climate change and bolster sea defenses could jeopardize up to a fifth of the world’s economic output by the end of the century, as flooding threatens coastal countries worldwide, according to a...

#4 Federal Flood Insurance Premiums Far From Keeping Up With Expected Losses

Feb 22 2021 // If the nearly 4.3 million residential homes (1-4 units) across the country with substantial flood risk were to be insured through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the NFIP rates would need to increase 4.5 times...

#5 From Wildfires to Sally to China Floods, September Was a Disastrous Month

Oct 9 2020 // Third quarters are often the costliest of the year in terms natural disasters. Insurance broker Aon’s monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred...

#6 NHC: Tropical Storm Sally Strengthens to Hurricane

Sep 14 2020 // Update 4:00 pm EST: Louisiana and Mississippi residents were under evacuation orders on Monday as Hurricane Sally churned across the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening to a hurricane ahead of expected landfall on Tuesday, the...

#7 Government-Produced Flood Maps May Have Underestimated Properties at Risk

Jun 29 2020 // First Street Foundation, a nonprofit agency, is making accurate climate change-adjusted flood scores available for every property in the U.S. today. There are government-produced maps showing 8.7 million homes and...

#8 Florida’s Citizens Urges Insureds to Avoid Fraud, Scams After Hurricane Sally

Sep 18 2020 // In an effort to help insureds avoid falling victim to scams and abuse, as well as to speed up the claims process, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is urging its policyholders to “Call Citizens First” as they...

#9 Weakened Bertha Expected to Hit Carolinas, Virginia With Heavy Rains, Flash Floods

May 27 2020 // 05/27/2020 02:53 PM (Reuters) – Bertha, the second named storm this Atlantic hurricane season, has weakened to a tropical depression but was still expected to bring heavy rain and possibly life-threatening flash...

#10 Lexington Insurance Wins Texas Battle of Hurricane Harvey Deductibles

Jun 1 2020 // In a case of competing deductibles, a federal appeals court has sided with an insurer and against the owner of two Houston office buildings, holding that a larger windstorm deductible applied to flood damage caused by...

#11 NFIP’s Flood Losses Expected to Be ‘Significant’ from Hurricane Sally: AM Best

Sep 18 2020 // Hurricane Sally is not expected to cause a major insurance loss – compared to events such as the ongoing wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington, or Hurricane Laura, according to AM Best. As the storm was more of...

#12 Virus-Hit Florida Lashed by Weakened Tropical Storm Isaias

Aug 3 2020 // Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida’s east coast Sunday while officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus kept a close watch on the weakened tropical storm. Isaias was downgraded from a...

#13 House Votes to Extend Flood Insurance Program 1 Year; Senate Yet to Vote

Sep 23 2020 // The House of Representatives yesterday extended the National Flood Insurance Program until Sept. 30, 2021 as part of a measure to fund the federal government through December 11. The flood insurance program is currently...

#14 Many States Lack Flood Risk Disclosure Laws for Homebuyers

Mar 1 2021 // Homebuyers in nearly half of the states including hurricane-prone Florida can be left in the dark about the flood risks to their new house. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) ) has released an updated scorecard...

#15 On Inland Crawl, Beta Dumps Heavy Rains, Floods Streets on Texas Coast

Sep 22 2020 // Beta weakened to a tropical depression on Sept. 22 as it crawled inland along the Texas coast south of Houston, unleashing heavy rains, flooding streets, and forcing emergency workers to rescue dozens of people. Rain...

#16 Chubb Not Responsible for Superstorm Sandy Damage to Two Insureds’ Homes

May 26 2020 // A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling that Chubb Insurance Co. is not responsible for damages to two insureds’ homes caused by Superstorm Sandy because of a flood exclusion in their...

#17 Keeping Up with Changes in Florida’s Growing Private Flood Market

Jan 25 2021 // Flooding is America’s number one natural disaster and as the highest “at risk” state in the country, Florida is the epicenter for all things flood insurance. Since 1968, when procuring flood insurance,...

#18 Tropical Storm Eta’s Rains Threaten Floods for South Florida, Cuba, Bahamas

Nov 10 2020 // Nov 10, 2020, 4:33 AM— After coming ashore in the Florida Keys overnight, Tropical Storm Eta is now hovering just north of the Yucatan Channel and is set to re-strengthen as it meanders over the south-eastern Gulf of...

#19 Ecoroofs, Bioswales, Water Gardens: Cities Get Creative To Tame Stormwater Floods

Jun 1 2020 // For more than a century, New Orleans has depended on canals and pumps to get rid of stormwater in a city where about half the land is below sea level. Now the bustling Mississippi River port that expanded by filling in...

#20 Neptune Flood Expands Coverage to Include All NFIP Classes

Sep 15 2020 // Neptune Flood, an AI-driven flood insurance company, has expanded its flood insurance products to now include all NFIP product types. Neptune, which has previously offered flood insurance for one to four family homes, and...