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#1 Church Official Warns of Financial Flood from Clergy Sex Abuse Claims

Apr 12 2021 // A top official with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe says a financial flood from clergy sex abuse claims is coming and a settlement would serve as the dam to prevent devastation to parishes across northern New Mexico. A letter...

#2 New York City Begins $1.5B Project to Protect Manhattan from Floods

Apr 16 2021 // New York City has embarked on a $1.45 billion resiliency project in lower Manhattan along the East River, an area devastated by flooding in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The city’s East Side...

#3 Wright National, Zurich Expand Flood Coverage into California

Apr 19 2021 // Wright National Flood Insurance Services LLC and Zurich Insurance are now offering Zurich’s Residential Private Flood Insurance in California. The stand-alone product has previously been launched in Florida, New...

#4 Neptune, Transverse to Expand Flood Offering with $30M Premium Capacity Program

Apr 30 2021 // Neptune Flood, an AI-driven flood insurance provider, has expanded its capacity through a new program sponsored by Transverse Insurance Group and backed by a panel of global reinsurers, which was placed through Acrisure Re...

#5 Is It Covered?: A Flood of Uncovered Claims

Apr 6 2021 // On a recent insurance social media page, an agent was looking for a market for a $2 million home that had experienced a $540,000 plumbing leak claim and the carrier had nonrenewed. A few weeks earlier, another agent had...

#6 South Texas Officials Worried About Flooding Due to Border Levee Breaches

Apr 16 2021 // South Texas officials say they are worried about flooding during the hurricane season starting June 1 from breaches in a levee system that remain after border wall construction was halted. Hidalgo County Judge Richard...

#7 Federal Grant to Bolster Merrimack River Against Floods, Pollution

May 4 2021 // A $250,000 federal grant aims to protect the Merrimack River, which provides drinking water to over 600,000 people. The grant will protect the river from climate change, pollution and development pressures in New Hampshire...

#8 Concerns Raised over Possible Flooding in Western Alaska

Apr 23 2021 // A heavy winter snowpack along the Kuskokwim River could make flooding likely this year in western Alaska, a federal weather official said. “I’m especially concerned about the lower villages” along the...

#9 Louisiana Bills Promote Private Flood Insurance, Target Staged Accidents

Apr 20 2021 // Louisiana insurance regulators have proposed separate pieces of legislation that would promote the writing of private flood insurance in the state and increase penalties associated with staged auto accidents. A third bill...

#10 Insurers Warn Canada’s Moving Too Slowly on Flood Mapping

May 6 2021 // OTTAWA – Canada plans to focus its next budget on tackling climate change and its effects but the insurance industry, amid skyrocketing costs, is concerned the government will move too slowly on the key first step of...

#11 New Federal Flood Insurance Rating Plan to Start Oct. 1

Apr 19 2021 // Hundreds of thousands of Americans will pay significantly more to insure their homes in coastal areas and flood zones under new rules released this month by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the first major...

#12 Reno, Nevada, to Settle Lemmon Valley Flood Lawsuit for $4.5M

Apr 30 2021 // Reno, Nevada, city officials said they have reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by residents whose homes in the community of Lemmon Valley were flooded north of town in 2017 after...