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- Companies: ‘Poor’ Albuquerque Levees Could See Insurance Premium Hikes, $120M in disaster aid approved for storm-battered Okla. in 2007, $120M in disaster aid approved for storm-battered Okla. in 2007, $395 Million Approved for Flood, Tornado Recovery in Iowa, $395 Million Approved for Flood, Tornado Recovery in Iowa, $4.6 Million in Aid Approved Since Mississippi Spring Storms, 10 Former FEMA director promotes mediation, 11 Killed in Okla. Ice Storm; Hundreds of Thousands Without Power, 13 Kentucky Counties Designated for Disaster Public Assistance, 14 Floridians Indicted for Federal Emergency Management Agency Fraud, 14 South Floridians Indicted in Dade County for Filing False FEMA Claims, 17 More Iowa Homeowners Accept Flood Damage Buyouts, 180,000 Homeowners Apply to La.’s Road Home Program, 2 Miss. Men Face Sentencing in December for Katrina Fraud, 2,000 Texas Families Moving to FEMA Trailers, 2,500 Attending Fla. Conference; Prepare for June 1 Hurricane Season, 2005, a Year to Remember: Busiest Hurricane Season of the Century for United States, 2010 Education & Training Directory, 3 Ga. Communities to Receive Federal Grants to Reduce Flood Chances, 76 N.H. Families Still in Need After May Floods, 8 Agents welcome windstorm debate, 8 Customer satisfaction doesn’t guarantee agent, insurer loyalty, 8 Report faults FEMA on hurricane assistance, 8 La.’s Blanco: Industry over-reacting to hurricanes, 8 Additional Tennessee Counties Approved For Federal Disaster Aid, A Nod to Dodd, A Nod to Dodd, A Roundup of Fraud Activities Reported Across the Southeast, A Roundup of Fraud Activities Reported Across the Southeast, A Year Later, Insurers Report 95% of Katrina Claims in La. and Miss. Settled, A year later, insurers report 95% of Katrina claims settled in La. and Miss., A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, A year past Katrina: What has been learned?, Actuarially Sound Rates Remain Elusive Along Texas Gulf Coast, Adding Wind to Federal Flood Insurance Invites Trade-Offs, Additional Federal Funds Approved For Southeast Georgia Wildfires, Additional N.C. Counties Can Receive Disaster Assistance Following Frances, AFLAC ANNOUNCES 90-DAY GRACE PERIOD, Aflac Announces 90-Day Grace Period For Policyholders in Disaster Areas, After Formaldehyde Complaints, FEMA to Test Air Quality in Trailers, Agent Groups Express Appreciation as President Signs Flood Insurance Extension Bill, Agents Group Sets Flood Insurance Reform Agenda, Agents Lobby to Renew, Reform National Flood Program, Agents Lobby to Renew, Reform National Flood Program, Ala. Commissioner: ‘End Air Force One Policy’, Ala. Commissioner: ‘End Air Force One Policy’, Ala. Gov. Appeals FEMA Decision on Jackson County Storm Damages, Ala. Gov. Notes More than $5.2 Million in Federal Disaster Funds for City of Birmingham, Ala. Gov. Urges House Panel: During Natural Disasters, Give States Federal Money, Control, Ala. to Receive Disaster Aid for 2002 Storms, Alabama and Mississippi Officials Ready for Hurricane Response, Alabama Eligible for Federal Assistance, ALABAMA GOV. NOTES MORE THAN $5.2 MILLION IN FEDERAL DISASTER FUNDS FOR CITY OF BIRMINGHAM:, Alabama Gov. Riley Reports Great Progress in Recovery Efforts From Ivan, Alabama in Hurricane Readiness Mode, Alabama Joins 3 other Katrina-stricken States to Update House Panel, Alabama Officials Prepare for Hurricane Season, Alabama to Limit Out-of-State Evacuees Using Its Storm Shelters, Alabama, Nebraska Receive $1.2M Hurricane Counseling Grants, Alabama’s Baldwin County May Have to Return Federal Reimbursements, Allstate Challenges Mississippi Attorney General Hood’s Lawsuit, Analysis: New Orleans Public Hospital Still Faces Hurdles, Apply for Federal, State Help Even If Insured, ARIZ. TO GET FEDERAL HELP FOR STORM RECOVERY:, Arizona County and FEMA Try to Fix Flood Map Errors, Ark. Gov. Declares 10 Counties Disaster Areas After Tornadoes, Storms, Ark. Gov. Declares 3 More Counties Disaster Areas, Ark. River Levees Need $4M in Repairs Under New Guidelines, Ark. river levees need $4M in repairs, FEMA says, Ark. river levees need $4M in repairs, FEMA says, Ark. Town put on Federal Notice Over Flood-Plain Management, Arkansans Urged to Prepare Now for Possible Earthquake, Arkansas Man Sentenced For Katrina Fraud, Arkansas Official: Flood Insurance Push a ‘Scam’ to Raise Money, Arkansas Reminds Producers of Flood Insurance Training Requirements, Arkansas to Accept FEMA Mobile Homes for Storm Victims, Arkansas’ Bowman Keeps Eye on Earthquake Market, As Alex Looms, Texans Wait for Decision on Flood Insurance, Assessments Underway in Idaho, Balancing risk and reward, Balancing risk and reward, Balancing risk and reward, Balancing risk and reward, Balancing risk and reward, Balancing risk and reward, Be Careful What You Wish For…, Big ‘I’ Concerns: Insurance CEOs Cite Terrorism, Asbestos, Tort Reform, Big ‘I’ Says Reform Needed for National Flood Insurance Program, Big ‘I’ Supports Senate Action on Flood Borrowing Authority, Big ‘I’ to Offer Continuing Ed Courses in Orlando, Bill Holds Millions for Hawaii, Bill Would Create N.J. Catastrophe Fund, Bipartisan Flood Insurance ‘Modernization’ Bill Boosts Borrowing, Maximum Limits, Bipartisan flood insurance ‘modernization’ bill boosts borrowing, maximum limits, Bipartisan flood insurance ‘modernization’ bill boosts borrowing, maximum limits, Bush Declares Disaster for N.M.’s Curry, Quay Counties, Bush Declares Major Disaster in Hawaii, Bush Notes 10 Calif. Counties Eligible for Storm Assistance, Bush Opposes Expanding Flood Insurance Program; Threatens Veto, Busiest Hurricane Season on Record Ends Nov. 30, Busiest, Costliest Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends; 2006 Could be Worse, Business Disaster Planning, Business Disaster Planning, Business Interruption: When Has the Insurer Satisfied Its Obligation?, Business Moves, By Dave Thomas, Calif. Commissioner, FEMA Warn Residents to Prepare for Next Flood, Calif. Earthquake Authority to Fund Research Project, CALIF. FIGHTS DISASTER INSURANCE, Calif. Home Inspections for Flood Damage Begin, CALIF. HOME INSPECTIONS FOR FLOOD DAMAGE BEGIN, Calif. Sits on Epicenter of National Quake Survey, Calif. Wildfire Victims Wait Months for FEMA Mobile Homes, California Catastrophe Coalition Formed, California Commission Hosts Forum on Catastrophe Preparedness, California Counties Feeling Winter Blues in the Aftermath of Storms, California Hosts Insurance Recovery Forum for Wildfire Survivors, California Sits on Epicenter of National Quake Damage Survey, California Wildfires: Coverage Disputes May Be Heating Up, Californians Told to Expect Aftershocks Following Earthquake, Can it Happen Here’ Tsunamis a Possible Threat to West Coast, Canter Says State, Federal Regs Are Detrimental, Cash-Strapped Detroit Struggles to Stem Fires, Casinos Help Miss. Economy Recover from Hand Dealt by Katrina, CDC Official: Reaction to Formaldehyde in Emergency Trailers Too Slow, CDC to Hold Public Meetings in La. to Discuss Trailer Issues, CDI Launches Next Phase of EQ Retrofit Program, Receives Grant, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Buy $25M in Flood Insurance for 2009, Check Home Cover in Path of Isabel, Chertoff, Governors Appeal for Coast Residents to get Storm Ready, ChoicePoint Comments on FEMA Investigation, Citing $36 Million in Flood Damage, N.H. Seeks U.S. Disaster Aid, Claims Flowing in Following Pacific Northwest Rains, Floods, Claims From Isabel Expected to Approach $1 Billion, CLAIMS FROM ISABEL EXPECTED TO APPROACH $1 BILLION:, Coalition Seeks Catastrophe Insurance Funds in N.Y., Other States, Coalition Seeks Catastrophe Insurance Funds in N.Y., Other States, Coastal Historical Sites on Mississippi Endangered List, Come hell or high water, Come hell or high water, Commissioner Long calls for strengthening N.C. building codes, Commissioner Long calls for strengthening N.C. building codes, Community Relations Teams Visit Calif. Disaster Areas After Recent Floods, Complaints Fly in Allison’s Aftermath, Congress Boosts Borrowing Authority for Federal Flood Insurance, Congress Raises Flood Insurance Program Borrowing to $18.5 Billion to Cover Claims, Congressional Leaders Oppose Miss. Plan to Divert Housing Funds, Conn. Estimates June Flood Damages in Bid for Federal Funds, Conn. Seeks Federal Aid for Damages Caused by June Rains, Connecticut Flood Victims Facing Deadline Today, Connecticut Officials Ask Obama for Tornado Damage Aid, Corps Begins $1B Barrier Project for Western New Orleans, Corps of Engineers Raises Alarm on Sacramento Levees, Cost of Grass Fires in Okla. Continues to Mount, CPCU Society Annual Meeting Attendees Gain Insight at Hurricane Katrina Seminar, Crossing Paths with North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole, Csiszar Urges Support for Gov. Barbour’s Flood Grant Proposal, D.C. Man Sentenced for FEMA Hurricane Relief Fraud Scheme, D.C. to Appeal Revised Flood maps, Dale Urges Miss. Coast Residents: Buy Flood Insurance, Dallas Man Arrested on FEMA Fraud Charges, Damage from December Ice Storm in Oklahoma Nearing $180M, Damage from Texas Floods Could Top $1 Billion, DAMAGE TO STATE BUILDINGS AT $1.3B, Damages Mount from Fires Across Oklahoma, Data Show New Orleans Recovery Stalled Under Nagin, Deadline Approaches to Apply for Hurricane Rita-Related Unemployment Insurance in Texas, Deadline for Hurricane Gustav Disaster Funds Nears in Mississippi, Deadline is Jan. 2 to Apply for Aid for Oct. Storm Damage in La., Deadline Nears for Conn. Flood Victims Seeking Federal Aid, Deadlines Loom in Louisiana for Post-Hurricane FEMA Assistance, Deadlines Near for Renewing Katrina, Rita Flood Insurance Policies, Deadly Iowa Tornado Rated State’s Strongest in 32 Years, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Delta General Named Employer of the Year by HAIW, Delta officials fear effects of levee warning, Delta officials fear effects of levee warning, Democrats Recommend All-Perils Disaster Plan, Antitrust Repeal, Despite Insurance Settlement, Kansas School Still Short for Repairs, DFS Mobilizing Second Mobile Response Unit in Destin, Fla., Different Causes Found for New Hampshire 2006, 2007 Floods, Director: FEMA More Prepared than Ever for Hurricane Season, Disaster Aid Cleared for Western N.Y. Towns Hit by Record Snowstorm, Disaster Aid to New England for Ice Storm Nears $80 Million, Disaster Assistance Option for Insured Property Owners Following Hurricanes, Disaster Assistance Outreach Unit Comes to Mobile, Disaster Assistance Outreach Unit Comes to Robertsdale, Ala., Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery Aid Surpasses $564.6M for Hurricane Rita, DISASTER RECOVERY AID SURPASSES $564.6M FOR HURRICANE RITA, Disaster Recovery Center to Open in West Chester, Pa., Disaster Recovery Officials on the Prowl for Fraudulent Claims After Hurricanes, DOI Investigating: Did Citizens Pay Bogus Hurricane Claims?, Dole Tells Banking Committee: Insurance Reforms Should Not Disproportionately Affect North Carolina, Dolly Disaster Assistance Tops $24 Million in Texas, Dozens of Mississippi Cottages Condemned after Gustav, East Coast Advised to Keep Eye on Category 4 Hurricane Earl, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Awarded $3.8M in Recovery Grants, Economic Issues Challenge Effective Fire Protection, Editor’s Note:, Editor’s Note: Flooding hazard alert: Melting ice and snow increases risk, Eligibility for Preferred Risk Flood Insurance Pricing to Be Extended, Eligibility for Preferred Risk Flood Insurance Pricing to Be Extended, Eligibility for Preferred Risk Flood Insurance Pricing to Be Extended, Eligibility for Preferred Risk Flood Insurance Pricing to Be Extended, Environmental Groups Sue FEMA Over Oregon Flood Maps, Environmentalists Say Flood Insurance Program Threatens Desert Riverbeds, Endangered Species, Enviros Sue FEMA Over Oregon Flood Plain Development, EQECAT Releases First Probabilistic U.S. Wildfire and Flood Models for P/C Industry, Escambia County Homeowners Await County Commission Amendment to Replace Their Trailers, EXAMPLES OF IMPROPER DISASTER ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS:, Expanded Flood Maps Anger New Jersey Homeowners, Farmers Insurance Group Recognized by NFIP, FBI Reports Anti-Fraud Efforts to NAIC Task Force, Federal Aid for Mississippi Tornado Victims Tops $2.4 Million, Federal Assistance Approved for Oregon, Washington Counties, Federal Audit Rips Spending for Texas Hurricane Cleanup, Federal Bureau of Investigation targeting insurance fraud, Federal Disaster Aid Available for Flood Victims in Mass., N.H. and Maine, Federal Disaster Aid for West Virginia Tops $3M, Federal Disaster Dollars Available for Parts of S.D. Damaged by Flooding, Federal Disaster Funds Authorized for Ariz. to Aid Local Government Storm Recovery, Federal Disaster Funds Ordered for Tenn. to Aid in State, Local Government Storm Recovery, Federal Emergency Officials Visit Mississippi as River Reaches Crest, Federal Flood Aid to Pa. Reached $140M, Federal Flood Insurance Program Closed for Weeks, Federal Flood Insurance Program is floundering, needs reform, Federal Flood Insurance Program is floundering, needs reform, Federal Flood Insurance Program Redraws D.C. Map, Federal Flood Organization Notes Efforts of The Hartford in Helping Program to Grow, Federal Flood Program Shuts Down for Weeks, Federal Funds Issued To Help Pay Ga. Wildfire Costs, Federal Grant for Spring Green as Flood Aid, Federal Help Authorized for W.V. Storm Recovery, FEDERAL JUDGES ORDER CLAIMANTS TO REIMBURSE FEMA, Federal Loans Available to Mississippi Flood Victims, Federal Loans Offered to Conn. Flood Victims, Federal Officials Okay Individual Aid for Tornado Victims in Northwood, N.D., Federal Report Finds Millions in Wasteful Spending on FEMA Trailers, Feds Approve $3.6 Million in Illinois Flooding Aid, Feds Drawing Up Plans for Major Disasters in 4 Key States, Feds Extend Katrina-Affected Demolition Deadline for New Orleans, Feds Give Mississippi Increased Flood Aid, Feds Open Center in Southern Ky. to Help Tornado Victims, Feds Propose Buying Thousands of Homes on Miss. Coast, Feds to Close Mississippi Disaster Office, FEMA ‘Gets Tough’ On Floridians: Wants Overpayments Returned from Last Year, FEMA Adds 9 Kansas Counties to May Disaster List, FEMA Adds Kan. Counties to May, July Disaster Lists, FEMA Administrator Visits North Dakota To Discuss Flooding Response, FEMA Aid to Texans Tops $12 Million as Storms Continue, FEMA Announcs $10 Million in Flood Recovery in Eastern Iowa, FEMA Approves $1 Million for N.H. Households, FEMA Approves 23 Added Ga. Counties for Aid, FEMA Approves Public Assistance for 22 Okla. Counties, FEMA Approves Recovery Assistance for Big Island Quake Victims, FEMA Asking 7,300 Recipients to Return Payments, FEMA Assessment Teams to Check S.D. for Storm Damage, FEMA Authorizes Millions to Assist Texas, Okla., N.M. Fight Fires, FEMA Awards $3.7M to State of Alabama for Disaster Mitigation, FEMA BENDS ON N.Y. CITY CLAIMS:, FEMA Calculates Storm Damage in 25 Counties in South Dakota, FEMA Cancels Nonprofit, Government Deductible Plan, FEMA Changes Appeals Process for Rebuilding Projects in La., FEMA CHANGES RULES MID-STREAM; WHO SHOULD PAY?, FEMA CHANGES RULES; WHO SHOULD PAY?, FEMA Charges Georgia Man with Multiple False Claims, FEMA Chief Sees Progress 5 Years After Katrina Disaster, FEMA Delays Disputed Flood Map for Kansas Community, FEMA Delays Flood Insurance Rule for Illinoisans Near River, FEMA Delays Flood Map Rollout in SW Illinois, FEMA Delivers Trailers in Okla., FEMA Denies Aid for Florida Families with Chinese Drywall Damage, FEMA Denies Ill. Aid to for Last Month’s Severe Weather, FEMA DENIES KATRINA VICTIMS AID, FEMA Director Defends Agency; Critics Claim Payments Slow, Exaggerated Death Benefits, FEMA Director Promises to Keep Recovery Funds Flowing, FEMA Director Visits Kentucky Area Still Recovering From Ice Storm, FEMA Draft Plan Revisits Use of Trailers for Disaster Victims, FEMA Emergency Housing Options Include Pre-Fabricated Cottages, FEMA Encourages States to Implement Flood Training Program for Agents, FEMA Expands Program to Help Hurricane Evacuees Move Home, FEMA Extends Aid Deadline to Feb. 28, FEMA Extends Deadline to Ask For Hurricane Help in Texas, FEMA Extends Flood Insurance Deadline for Wash., Ore., FEMA Extends Hotel Deadline in 10 States After Sharp Criticism, FEMA Extends Hurricane Ike Housing Deadline in Louisiana, FEMA Flood Insurance Program Launches Agent Web Site, FEMA Funds Jefferson County (Texas) Flood Project, FEMA Gets 16,000 Aid Requests from N.J. for April Storm Damage, FEMA Grant to Help Build Tornado Shelters in Oklahoma, FEMA Head Urges: Consumers Need to Learn Flood Insurance Basics, FEMA Investigators Probing Western Pennsylvania Storm Toll, FEMA Issues New Maps to Assist Miss. Recovery Effort, FEMA Looks at Expanded Use of Trains in Hurricane Evacuations, FEMA map puts El Paso neighborhoods in flood zone, FEMA Map Would Place El Paso Neighborhoods in Flood Zone, FEMA Nixes Aid for Florida Chinese Drywall Damage, FEMA Notes Record Aid for 2004 Hurricane Season, FEMA Notifies Seibels Bruce of Intent to Discontinue Contract, FEMA Offers Aid to Colorado Storm Victims, FEMA Offers Hotels as Option During Formaldehyde Testing, FEMA Officials Plan to Survey Flood Damage in Okla., FEMA Opens 2 Disaster Recovery Centers in Missouri, FEMA Opens Hurricane Recovery Centers in N.J., FEMA Paid $28M Bogus Claims in Dade County, Fla., FEMA Planning Earthquake Forum in Indiana, FEMA Pledges to Improve its Public Education; Will Produce Video, FEMA Preparing for Spring Floods in North Dakota, FEMA Provides Flood Recovery, Rebuilding Guidance for La., FEMA Publishes New Flood Risk Maps for Caldwell County, Texas, FEMA Publishes New Flood Risk Maps for Texas Counties, FEMA Pushing Dec. 1 Motel Check-Out for 53,000 Hurricane Families, FEMA Redraws D.C. Flood Maps, FEMA Reps to Tour at Least Five Ky. Counties, FEMA Rescinds New Flood Maps for D.C., FEMA Reverses, Says Illinois Counties Qualify for Flood Aid, FEMA Says California’s Sprinter Light Rail Dirt Changed Flood Plain, FEMA Says Condo Owners Can Apply for Hurricane Wilma Assistance, FEMA Says Disaster Tax Relief Available for La. Residents, FEMA Says No to Iowa Request for Federal Disaster, FEMA Seeking Refunds from 6 Indiana Families Paid in Error, FEMA Study Predicts Massive Coastal Erosion, FEMA Taxed to Its Limits; Promises to Maintain Recovery Funds, FEMA Teams Assess Flooding in Minn.; Guard Presence Dwindles, FEMA Tightens Policy on Flood Safety, FEMA Tightens Policy on Flood Safety, FEMA Tightens Policy on Flood Safety, FEMA to Begin Assessing Ohio’s Lake County Flood Damage, FEMA to Begin Charging Rent for Mobile Homes in Iowa, FEMA to Close Last Katrina Mobile Home Site in Mississippi, FEMA to Give Funds to 21 Flooded Minnesota Counties, FEMA to Hold Briefing on the Progress of Assisting Evacuees in Texas Toward Long-Term Recovery, FEMA to Repay Nearly $56M to Texas for Hurricane Costs, FEMA Tours Flood-Damaged Delaware Coast Area, FEMA Trailers in Iowa Exceed Formaldehyde Levels Considered Safe, FEMA Tripling Calif. San Joaquin River Flood Plain, FEMA tripling Calif. San Joaquin River Flood Plain, FEMA tripling Calif. San Joaquin River Flood Plain, FEMA Under Scrutiny for Ice Storm Response in Kentucky, FEMA Urges Floridians to Buy Flood Insurance; Floods #1 on List of U.S. Natural Disasters, FEMA Wants $4.7M in Mississippi Katrina Victims’ Benefits, FEMA Worker Held for Trial in 1998 Scheme to Steal $48,000, FEMA Working With Apartment Owners on Evacuee Recertification in Texas, FEMA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Disagree on Flood Damage Costs, FEMA, East Coast States Ready for Earl, FEMA, Insurers, Adjusters Charged in Md. Lawsuit by Isabel Flood Victims, FEMA, N.Y. City Reach 9/11 Accord, FEMA, NEMA Aid Neb. Residents Following May Storms, FEMA: ‘We Will be Prepared for 2006 Hurricanes’, FEMA: Arkansas, Other Delta States Need Time to Review Flood Map, FEMA: Decreasing Temperatures, Increasing Flood Risks for Western Residents, FEMA: Faulty Pumps Could Change Bethlehem, Pa. Flood Map, FEMA: Insurance Applies If Oil from BP Spill Mixes with Flood Waters, FEMA: Insurance Applies if Oil from Spill Mixes with Flood Waters, FEMA: Insurance Applies if Oil from Spill Mixes with Flood Waters, FEMA: La. Sees Drop in New Flood Policies, FEMA: States Need Time to Review Flood Map, FEMA: Still too Soon to Assess Arkansas Flood Damage, FEMA: Too Little Flood Insurance Means $2.6M Less for New Orleans, FEMA’s Brown Being Taken Off Hurricane Katrina Operations, Few homeowners buy flood insurance when not required, RAND study says, Few homeowners buy flood insurance when not required, RAND study says, Few Homeowners Buy Flood Insurance When Not Required, Study Says, Few in Flood Zone Have Insurance, Fewer Properties Expected in Flood Plain With South Dakota Project, Fidelity National Adds Cummings to Flood Insurance Team, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Financial Risk Specialists Offers New Disaster Recovery Product, Fire Season Arrives – Are Flash Floods Next?, Fire Season Arrives – Are Flash Floods Next?, Fire Season Arrives – Are Flash Floods Next?, Fire Service Leaders Claim National Fire Academy in Fight to Survive as Funds Go to Law Enforcement, Firefighter Fatalities, Cooking Fires Preventable, Reports Say, Firefighters Brace for Windy Conditions in New Mexico, Fireman’s Fund Offers Surface and Flood Endorsement in Washington, First Floridian Co. Recognized by FEMA, First Trial Dates Set For FEMA Trailer Suits in New Orleans, First Trial over FEMA Trailer Fumes Set to Begin in New Orleans, First Tsunami Awareness Week: States To Test Communication System, Fla. 2004 Hurricane Recovery Passes $5.6 Billion Mark, Fla. Auditor General to Scrutinize Miami-Dade County Disaster Aid Payments, Fla. Beefs Up Emergency Response Team Preparedness, Fla. CFO Sends Specialists in to Help Residents Suffering From Ivan’s Wrath, Fla. CFO to Ask Cabinet to Provide 60-Day Grace Period for Premium Payments, Non-renewals, Fla. CFO to Storm Victims: Make Sure Contractor Has Workers’ Comp Coverage, Fla. Congressmen Appalled: Investigations Reveal Some FEMA Inspectors Had Criminal Records, Fla. Gov. Opens State Response Center for Disaster Preparedness, Fla. Insurance Industry Preps for Wilma, Fla. Medical Examiners Justify 135 of 306 Funerals Paid for by FEMA, Fla. Medical Examiners to Discuss FEMA’s Non-Hurricane Funeral Payments, Fla. Official Urges Patience in Filing Insurance Claims, Fla. OKs Funds to Fight PIP Fraud, Fla. Residents Urged to Purchase Flood Insurance for 2006 Hurricane Season, Fla.’s Generator, Chainsaw Reimbursement Program Could Be Axed, Flood Bill Targets Repeat Claims:, Flood Damage at Universty of Iowa Triples to $743 Million, Flood Damage Not Limited to ‘Flood Zones’, Flood Damage Not Limited to Flood Zones, Flood Insurance, Flood Insurance Policy Provides Up to $15 Million in Limits, Flood Insurance Program Closed; No Policies Until Senate Votes, Flood Insurance Program Doesn’t Know If Payments Covered Wind Damage, Flood Insurance Program Sued in Arizona to Protect Species, Flood Insurance Rates Cut for Properties Affected By Remapping, Flood Insurance Rates Cut for Property Owners Affected By Remapping, Flood Insurance, Public Aid Leave Gaps for Midwest Disaster Victims Looking to Rebuild, Flood Insurance: FEMA resources offer better ways to serve clients, Flood Insurance: FEMA resources offer better ways to serve clients, Flood Map Changes Worry Sacramento Officials, Builders, Flood News, Flood News, Flood News, Flood News, Flood News, Flood Officials Seek to Limit Development in Northern N.J., Flood policy purchases rising nationwide and in Eastern states, Flood Policy Sales Rise 24% in Texas, Flood Program Must Consider Salmon and Whales, Flood remapping affects Tenn. home values, insurance, Flooded Pa. Homeowners Bailed Out by Feds, Flooding hazard alert: Melting ice and snow increases risk, Florida Candidates for Governor Pledge to Solve Citizens Problems, Add Insurers, Florida CFO Reports Progress in Emergency Response Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Ivan, Florida Didn’t Make Sure Hurricane Payments Were Legit, Florida FEMA Trailer Park Residents Face Deadline to Move, Florida Hurricane Fund Announces Goodwill $1 Million In-Kind Donation, Florida to Receive over $318 Million for Recovery from 2005 Hurricanes, Floridians Have Until Jan. 5 to Apply for Wilma Assistance, Former FEMA director promotes government-industry disaster mediation, Former FEMA director promotes government-industry disaster mediation, Former FEMA director promotes state, federal disaster mediation, Former FEMA director promotes state, federal disaster mediation, Former FEMA director promotes state, federal disaster mediation, Former FEMA director promotes state, federal disaster mediation, Former FEMA Director Witt Advocates Need for National CAT Fund, Former FEMA Director Witt to Address Insurers Group, April 9-11, Former FEMA Director Witt to Lead N.Y. Catastrophe Coalition, Former Hurricane Program Manager to Head Ala. Emergency Agency, Former Insurance Journal Editor Passes Away, Former Insurance Safety Executive Ryland Joins Wharton Risk Center, Former La. State Agency Employee Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud, Fortified building standards: Gulf Coast market, Fortified building standards: Gulf Coast market, Fortified building standards: Gulf Coast market salvation?, Fortified building standards: Gulf Coast market salvation?, Fraud Fighters Tackle Individuals Looking to Exploit Disaster, Fraud Fighters Tackle Individuals Looking to Exploit Disaster, From Cuba to Capitol Hill, From Cuba to Capitol Hill, From Cuba to Capitol Hill, From Cuba to Capitol Hill, From Cuba to Capitol Hill, From Cuba to Capitol Hill, From Cuba to Capitol Hill, From Lott to Dodd, From New England to Virginia, Courts Made Insurance Headlines in 2005, From the Newsroom: Feeling a Little Shaky after the ‘Ultimate Seismic Jolt’, Fugate Brings Florida Ideas to FEMA, Funds Available for Midwest Flood Insurance Policyholders to Rebuild Higher, Funds to Upgrade Pumping Station in La.’s St. James Parish Approved, Ga. Governor Requests Presidential Emergency Declaration, Ga. Pursues Federal Damage Assessment, GAO Reports Detail Problems With Katrina Disaster Response, GAO Urges Changes in Wind, Flood Damage Determinations, GAO: FEMA’s Weaknesses Exposed Government in Hurricane Responses, GAO: Flood Program Lacks Funds to Face Future, GAO: Flood Program Lacks Funds to Face Future, Georgia Big ‘I’ to Offer Flood Insurance Continuing Education, Georgia Flood Victims Advised on Recovery Funds, Insurance Claims, Georgia Gov. Tallies Damage, Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued, GEORGIA PURSUES FEDERAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENT:, GOP Platform Calls for Natural Disaster Insurance Reform, Government Distributes More than $25 Million in Hawaii Earthquake Aid, Government Report Urges Changes in Wind, Flood Damage Determinations, Governor Requests Emergency Declaration for 199 Texas Counties, Grant Money at Stake as Biloxi Votes on Elevation Requirement, Group: Southwestern Illinois Levee Fixes May Cost $170M, Guilty Pleas Entered for Fake Claims, Gulf Coast DRC Resumes Operations as Ivan Moves On, Gulf Hurricane Insurance Bill Unlikely to Pass, Again, Guy Carpenter Unveils CAT Mapping Tool to Assess Katrina Losses, Habitat for Humanity Homeowners in Mississippi Struggle to Pay Insurance, Hard-Hit Floridians Can Turn to FEMA Grants, SBA Loans to Recover From Hurricanes, Hawaii County Cuts Red Tape for Big Island Repairs, Hawaii County Looks to Stem Flood Hazards, Hawaii County Looks to Stem Flood Hazards, Meets National Flood Insurance Program Deadline, Hawaii’s earthquake losses, not earthquake policies, on the rise, Hawaii’s earthquake losses, not earthquake policies, on the rise, Hazard Mitigation Grant Money Bolstering Fla. Improvement Projects, Historic Richmond Facing Uncertain Future After Flooding, Homeland Chief Orders Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery Review, Hotel Payments for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees Run Out Tomorrow, House Advances Federal Flood Bill, House Approves Legislation to Reform Flood Insurance, House Commitee Advances 5-Year Flood Insurance Extension, House Expected to Go Along with 1 Year Flood Insurance Extension, House Financial Services Committee Passes Flood Legislation, House May Vote on Federal Flood Insurance Extension Today, House-Passed Flood Insurance Bill Includes Windstorm, Business Interruption Options, House-passed flood insurance bill provides optional windstorm coverage, HOUSING WEBSITE DRAWS THOUSANDS:, Houston Man Charged in Katrina Claims Filing Scam with FEMA, Houston Man Offers Guilty Plea in Katrina Disaster Fund Scheme, How Economy Is Challenging Fire Protection Services, How Oil in Gulf Region Could Complicate Hurricane Recovery, How to Fix Nation’s Flood Insurance Program, How to Fix Nation’s Flood Insurance Program, How To Help: Who’s Doing What in the Insurance Industry, How to Help: Who’s Doing What in the Insurance Industry, Hundreds of Californians Wait to Get Word on FEMA Fire Aid, Hurricane Awareness Tour Successfully Concludes in Tampa, Fla., Hurricane Experts Unsure About 2005, Hurricane Frances Damage Claims Being Audited in Bladen County, N.C., Hurricane Gustav Disaster Declaration Extended for Louisiana, Hurricane Jeanne Tears Fresh Path of Destruction Through Florida, Hurricane Katrina Leads to Large Number of Claims, Frustration, HURRICANE KATRINA: The Legal Saga Begins, Hurricane Katrina: The Legal Saga Begins, Hurricane Katrina: The Legal Saga Begins, HURRICANE KATRINA: The Legal Saga Begins, Hurricane Katrina: The Legal Saga Begins, Hurricane Katrina: The Legal Saga Begins, Hurricane Rita’s Claims Total $5.8B in Texas and Louisiana, Hurricane Survivor Feels Lucky, Despite Hassles, Hurricane Victims Need Help!, Hurricanes Wrecked Many Retirement Dreams, I.I.I. Estimates Insurers Will Pay $7.4 Billion for Charley, I.I.I. Says Nearly 70% of Katrina Homeowner Claims Settled in Louisiana, Mississippi, IBHS Notes Strategic Partnerships at Conference, IEM to Lead Development of Hurricane Plan for Louisiana, IIAA Calls for Flood Insurance Program Reforms, IIABA Notes Legislative Agenda for New Year, IIABA Notes Legislative Agenda for New Year, IIABA Outlines Legislative Agenda for 2004, IIABA Supports Passage of Flood Reforms, IIABA to Pursue Ambitious Agenda in 108th Congress, IIABA’S Willey Testifies Regarding National Flood Ins. Program, IIAG OFFERS FLOOD INSURANCE EDUCATION, Ike’s Wrath Hits Midwest; 1,000 Homeowners Evacuated, Roads Closed, Ike’s Wrath Hits Midwest; 1,000 Homeowners Evacuated, Roads Closed, ILF to Hold Hearing On National Flood Insurance, Ill. Appeals Federal Decision to Deny Disaster Aid to Flooded Areas, Ill. Gov Notes More Than $1 Million in Funding to Help Utica, Other Communities Rebuild from Tornadoes, Ill. Mayor Headed to Washington to Seek Aid, Ill. Officials Accuse FEMA of Miscounting Flooded Homes, Illinois Counties Sue FEMA Over Flood Maps, In or Out’ You Decide!, Ind. Governor Says 13 Additional Counties Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Aid, Independent Agents Feel Hurricane Katrina’s Full Force, Indiana Appeals Denial of Flood Assistance, Indiana Flood Victims Scrape Out Homes, Consider Recovery Plans, Indiana Officials Urge Hoosiers to Develop a Disaster Plan, Individual Assistance for Katrina Victims in Miss. Hits $1B Mark, Industry Pitched In After Hurricanes, Industry to Congress: Permanent Solution to Terrorism Insurance Vital, Insdustry Responds to Calif. Wildfires, Inspectors Visit Damaged Ga. Properties, Insurance Commissioner Urges Floridians to Buy Flood Insurance, Insurance Dept. Approved Miss. Homeowners Rate Increases Before Hurricane Katrina, Insurance Industry Meets Challenge As Hurricanes Tear Through Southeast, Insurance Vital to Alabama Coast Long-Term Plan, Says Commission, Insurer Trade Group Leader Says Industry is Responding to Ike Claims, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims as Storm Moves North, Insurers To Be Reimbursed for Cerro Grande Fire Claims, Interim Report: No Proof Insurers Labeled Katrina Wind Claims as Flood, Iowa Attorney General Warns About Scams After Tornadoes and Floods, Iowa City Officials Deny Newspaper’s Flood Damage Request, Iowa Gov. Culver: $1.2 Billion in Flood Damages Unmet, Iowa Gov. Culver: $1.2 Billion in Flood Damages Unmet by Aid, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, James J. Donelon, Louisiana, Commissioner of Insurance, Jindal wants to streamline recovery efforts in La., June 12 is Okla. Disaster Application Deadline for March Storms, Jury Selection Completed in Miami Hurricane Frances Fraud Case, Justice Department Says Over 1,300 Charged With Katrina Fraud, Kan. Insurance Claims Drop Despite Massive Storms, Kansas Insurance Claims Drop, Katrina Con Man Sentenced in Georgia, Katrina Damage to La. State Buildings Estimated at $1.3 Billion, Katrina Fraud Allegations Against Mississippi Mayor Detailed, KATRINA threatened to paint a dark picture for fine art insurer, Keeping afloat with flood insurance resources, Keeping afloat with flood insurance resources, Kentucky Flood Victims With Insurance Might Also Be Eligible for Disaster Aid, Kentucky Gov. Sends Formal Request for Federal Assistance in Storm Damaged Areas, Kentucky Governor Fletcher Keeps Commonwealth in Stride, Kentucky Reeling from Ice Storm; Slow FEMA Response Hit, Kentucky Residents Recovering from Tornadoes Unhappy with Feds, Kentucky’s Damages From January Ice Storm Top $185 Million, Key Provisions of Property Insurance Bill Passed in Florida, KY. A.G. WARNS AGAINST FAKE FEMA INSPECTORS:, Ky. AG Issues Warning About Fake FEMA Inspector, Ky. Insurance Dept. Publishes ‘After the Storm’ Booklet, La. Blue Roof Warranty Following Hurricane Lasts Only 30 Days, La. Commission Updates Hurricane Estimates, La. Commissioner Orders Allstate to Reinstate Policyholders, La. Commissioner: Waive Insurance Change for Government, Nonprofits, La. Communities Earn Flood Discounts, La. DOI Estimates Isidore’s Insured Damages at $100 Million, La. Gov. Asks Chief of Staff to Lead, Coordinate Recovery Efforts, La. Gov. Presents Housing Plan for Under-, Uninsured Homeowners, La. Gov. Says Wait for FEMA Standards is Delaying Recovery, La. Homeowners Face Waiting Game in State’s Housing Assistance Plans, La. insurance regulators order Allstate to reverse cancellations, La. Man Sentenced in FEMA Fraud Case, La. Parishes Added to Federal Disaster Declaration, La. Recovery Authority Sheds Income Limits in Housing Plan, La. School Board Settles Gustav Claim, La. Senator: Make FEMA Turn Over Trailer Info to Law Enforcement, La. Woman Arrested on Hurricane Related Fraud Charges, La.: Hurricanes did $100B in Damage; State Short $34B to Cover Losses, La.’s DEQ Works to Dispose Flooded Cars; State to Share Cost, Landslide Destroys Luxury Homes in Laguna Beach, California, Landslide Destroys Luxury Homes in Laguna Beach, California, Landslide Destroys Luxury Homes in Laguna Beach, California, Las Cruces Study Says FEMA Flood Maps Contain Errors, Lauly Peterson, Kiln, Miss., Agent Cleaning Up After Katrina, Lauly Peterson, Kiln, Miss., Agent Cleaning Up After Katrina, Lawmakers Pushing FEMA to Speed Up Aid for Colorado Plains, Lawmakers say New Orleans insurance analysis reveals racial imbalance, Lawmakers: AP’s New Orleans Insurance Analysis Points to Need for Legislation and Outreach, Lawsuit in Florida Targets Flood Insurance As Danger to Sea Turtles, Lawyer: New Questions Raised About Toxins in Katrina Trailers, Lawyers Hope to Fix Catastrophe- Related Insurance Problems, Legislation to Extend National Flood Program Introduced into Congress, Legislators hear insurance industry’s resounding voice after the storm, Lesson Learned: More Buy Flood Insurance in Minnesota After ’09, Lessons Learned From Hurricanes Passed on to Owners Set to Rebuild, Levees in 27 States at Risk of Failing; Could Trigger Flood Insurance Mandate, Levees in 27 states at risk; could trigger flood insurance mandate, Little Help Available for Hawaii Earthquake Victims with Property Damage, Los Angeles Area Quake Could Result in 7,600 Dead, Major Property Damage, Louisiana Wants More Disaster Loans Forgiven by Feds, Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish Demolishing Storm Damaged Homes, Louisiana’s Vitter Wants to Stop Flood Map Updates While Levees Fixed, Low Cost Flood Policies, Low Cost Flood Policies, Low-Cost Commercial, Renter’s Flood Insurance Now Available, Maine Officials Say Flood Map Would Hurt Harbor, Maine’s Cleaves Named FEMA Director for New England, Managing Disasters, Managing Disasters, Mandates, Regulations Key Topics During W.Va. Big ‘I’ Feb. 12-13 Legislative Topics, Many Florida Families Still Struggling as New Hurricane Season Nears, Many Midwest Homeowners Reject FEMA Flood Buyouts, Despite Benefits, Many Wisconsin Communities Dropped Federal Flood Insurance, Mapping Error Raises Flood Insurance Premiums, Maryland Chief Presses for Changes to Flood Program, Maryland Requires Cell Phone Insurance Terms, Maryland Woman Sentenced in Hurricane Katrina Theft, Maryland’s U.S. Senators Call for Flood Program Probe, Mass. Spring Flood Victims File 10,000 FEMA Claims, Mass. Urges Coastal Communities to Elevate Structures Above Floodwaters, Massive Central Utah Wildfire Continues to Grow, May 30 – June 3 Hurricane Awareness Week in Miss., Mayor: New Orleans’ Disaster Loans Will Be Forgiven, Md. Governor Signs Isabel Relief Fund Into Law, Md. Lawsuit Charges Flood Insurance Conspiracy to Low-Ball Claims, Md. Lawsuit Charges Flood Insurance Conspiracy to Low-Ball Claims, MD. REPORT BACKS ISABEL VICTIMS:, Md. Report Faults FEMA for Failing Isabel Victims, MEDICAL EXAMINERS INDICATE 135 OF 306 FUNERALS FEMA PAID FOR WERE JUSTIFIED, Miami-Dade Woman Accused of Making False FEMA Claim, Pleads Guilty, Miami, Okla., Residents Fear They May not be Able to Return Home, Miamian Receives Probation for Making Fraudulent $1,452 FEMA Claim, Michigan Storms in June Killed 8 People, Blacked Out 730,000 Homes, Midwest Cities Say New FEMA Flood Maps Are Full of Errors, Midwest States Grapple with Levee Problems, Flood Insurance, Midwest’s Flood-prone Communities Consider Government Buyouts, Milwaukee Man Says He’d Still be Hooked on Drugs if Not for Hurricane, Minn. Gov. Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Flooding in Southern Areas, Minnesota Spring Flooding Damage Estimate: $14M, Miss. art museum relocation awaits FEMA, insurance monies, Miss. Attorney General Sues State Farm for Breach of Contract, Miss. Coast: County Officials Want Closer Look at Cottages Proposal, Miss. Communities Have Until Feb. 28 to Collect Debris Roe Requests, Miss. Delta Officials Decry FEMA Flood Warning as ‘Alarming’, Miss. Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Ivan Tops $6M, MISS. DISASTER ASSISTANCE TOPS $6M:, Miss. Expects to Issue Grants to Katrina Homeowners, Miss. Flood Insurance Policyholders May Receive Funds to Rebuild Higher, Miss. Hurricane Victims to Lose Subsidized Hotel Rooms, Miss. Kicks Off 2006 Hurricane Awareness Program, Miss. Receiving $6.6M to Boost ‘Safe Room’ Program, Miss. Residents Receive Disaster Aid, Miss. Town Moves to Slow Demand for Katrina Cottages, Miss.: Gautier Elementary set to reopen 2 years after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Asks Companies to Re-bid on Katrina Cottages Program, Mississippi Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration in Hinds County, Mississippi Braces for Second Hurricane Season since Katrina, Mississippi Could Be Hit with More Severe Weather This Weekend, Mississippi Gov. Appeals Fed’s Decision to Deny Emergency Declaration, Mississippi Governor Matches Funds for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Mississippi Officials Revise Jackson Damage Estimate, Mississippi Officials: Feds Came up Short on Jackson Damage Estimates, Mississippi’s Olive Branch to Contest FEMA Flood Maps, Missoula Concerned About New Flood Plain Maps, Missouri Gov. Seeks Federal Assistance for Counties Impacted by May Storms, Missouri Residents Question Accuracy of New Flood Maps, Missouri Town Left Off Flood Maps; Portions of Others Missing, Too, Mo. Commissioner Issues New Flood Bulletin on Training for Producers, Mo. Seeks Buyouts for 9 Flooded Areas; Legislative Session Needed, Moa Rejoins Aloha Insurance, Mobile Homes – Not Trailers – Arrive for Tennessee Tornado Victims, Mold a Threat After Hurricane Rita, Mold Found in FEMA Mobile Homes in Indiana, Iowa, Montana Storms Unlikely To Receive FEMA Aid, More Federal Disaster Aid Offered to Kansas for Storm Damage, More Help on the Way for Hurricane Evacuees in Texas, More Iowa Flood-Damaged Homes Face Demolition with FEMA OK, More Maryland Bills Assist Isabel Victims, More Than $13 Million Approved for Disaster Assistance in Buckeye State, N.C. Committee Petitioned to Strengthen Building Codes, N.C. gets funds for flood maps, N.C. Receives $4 Million for Flood Plain Mapping Project, N.C. Receives Federal Aid Programs, N.C. RESIDENTS RECEIVE MORE THAN $8.5 MILLION IN DISASTER AID:, N.D. Gov. Notes Additional County Eligible for Aid, N.H. Flood Insurance Sales Up 26%, N.H. Flood Maps Outdated, FEMA-Sponsored Study Finds, N.H. Gets Federal Disaster Aid to Help Recovery from Recent Flooding, N.H. Lawmakers Approve $5 Million to Help Flooded Communities, N.H., Maine Still Dealing with Flooding, Power Outages, Washed-Out Roads, N.J. Man Charged with Stealing Thousands from 9/11 Disaster Programs Notes Additional Scams, N.J. Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing from 9/11 Disaster Relief Funds, N.J. pays premium, N.J. Senators Urge Flood Coverage for Basements, N.Y. Adds $25 Million in Flood Aid, N.Y. Gov. Requests Federal Disaster Aid for 14 Counties Following Storms, NAIC Adopts Resolution as Flood Insurance Program Sunsets, NAII Releases Follow-Up on Insurance Ramifications of Attack, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, National Council of Insurance Legislators, National Flood Insurance Program Awards Covansys Corp. $26.5 Million Business Process Outsourcing Contract, National Flood Reports on Isabel Claims, Natural Disasters Are Just Part of Commissioners’ Concerns, Natural Disasters Are Just Part of Commissioners’ Concerns, Natural Disasters, Fires, Floods, Fair Conduct Fueled Insurance Industry Discussions in 2007, NCOIL Panel Addresses Lessons Learned from Disasters, NCOIL Panel Emphasizes Up-to-date Building Codes, Disaster Mitigation, Nearly $9 Million Approved for Elevation Projects in Jefferson Parish, La., Nearly 10,000 Empty FEMA Trailers in Ark. Freed up for Other Uses, Nearly 18K in La. Interested in Buying FEMA Trailers, Mobile Homes, Neb. Gov. Unveils Updated Public Damage Estimates From May 22 Storms, Neighbors, Volunteers and Faith Groups Spring into Action as Charley Bears Down on Southeast, New Cottages Offer Hope to Mississippi Residents Still in FEMA Trailers, New Flood Maps Put More Kansas Residents in Flood Plain, New Flood Plain Lines Affect Tenn. Home Values, Insurance, New Low Cost Commercial, Renters Flood Insurance Policies Available, New Mexico Residents Still Recovering from March 2007 Tornado, New Orleans Mayor: No Room at the Inn for Displaced FEMA Trailer Residents, New Orleans Port Locked in Katrina Insurance Dispute, New Orleans Residents Await Guidance on Flood Zones, New Orleans Rushes to Fix Roofs Before More Storms Come, New Orleans to Get New Flood Insurance Rate Maps, New Orleans-area Officials Pledge Better Evacuation Plans, New Orleans-Based GEB Insurance Agency Weathers Katrina, New Orleans-Based GEB Insurance Agency Weathers Katrina, New South Dakota Flood-Control Project to Protect Properties, New York Agency Honored by National Flood Insurance Program, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, NFIP Launches National Campaign for Agents, Consumers on Flooding Risks, Insurance Benefits, NFIP Seeks $5.6B Loan; Sen. Shelby Vows Rating Overhaul, NIFSAB Says Chicago is Stalling High-Rise Ordinance, Nine Broward County Residents Indicted for Falsifying FEMA Claims, Nine S. Floridians Charged for Making False Claims to FEMA, NM Public Regulation Commission Provides Information For Flood Damage, NOAA Cites Factors Supporting Forecast of Busy Hurricane Season, Non-stop Flooding in Arkansas Entering 3rd Week, Nor’easter Damage to Public Property in Maine Nears $30 Million, North Carolina Fire Grows by 10%, Homes Evacuated, North Carolina Gov.’s 2nd Request for Federal Aid Hits Home, North Carolinians to Review Watauga County Flood Insurance Maps, Northwest Faces Increased Wildfire Risk in 2010, Not all in N.E. eligible for flood relief, Not All Tennessee Flood Victims Are in Nashville, Notable News, Numbers Tell of Reconstruction of Mississippi Since Hurricane Katrina, NY to Widen Scope for Captives, NYSID Announces Top 10 ‘Rotten Apples’ for 2002, Obama Extends Federal Gulf Coast Rebuilding Office, Obama Opposes Expanding Flood Insurance Program to Cover Wind Damage, Obama’s FEMA Director Brings Hurricane Experience from Florida, Obama’s Grabs Florida’s Fugate to Head FEMA, Off-year election 2007 could provide glimpse into 2008, Officials Hope ’06 Quake Centennial Prompts More to Get Insurance, Officials hope ’06 quake centennial prompts more to get insurance, Officials Visit Myths, Misunderstandings About Post-Wilma Assistance, Officials: Next Terrorist Attack on U.S Not Matter of If, But When, Officials: Texas Should Have Storm Recovery Plans, Ohio DOI Offers Severe Weather Tips, Ohio Gets Help Following Storms, OHIO GETS HELP FOLLOWING STORMS:, Okla. City Man Accused of Falsely Claiming Katrina Funds, Okla. Communities Plan for Disaster Reduction with Mitigation Grants, Okla. Gov. Seeks Winter Storm Assistance for 20 More Counties, Okla. Lawmaker Seeks to Reserve Extra Funds for Storm Relief, Okla. Lawmakers Riled Over Delay in Emergency Declaration, Okla. Receives $120M in Disaster Aid so Far in 2007, Oklahoma Lawmaker to Renew Fight for Disaster Funding, One Year after Tornado, Greensburg Still Struggling to Survive, One Year Later Recovery from Flood Slow in Kansas Town, One year later, insurers report 95 percent of Katrina claims in La. and Miss. settled, One year later, insurers report 95 percent of Katrina claims in La. and Miss. settled, One year later: Gulf Coast agents & Katrina recovery, Only 20% of Oregonians Insured for Earthquake Risks, Only 20% of Oregonians Insured for Earthquake Risks, Outreach Training, Pa. Gov. Reports Aid for 15 More Counties, Pa. Gov. Requests Accelerated Presidential Disaster Declaration Process Following Weekend Storm, Pa. Gov. Unveils Letter to Congressional Delegation Regarding Flood Relief, Partisan Politics Influenced Katrina Response, Says Former FEMA Chief, PCI Urges FEMA to Create ‘MASH’ Units in La., PEMA Director Notes Individual Assistance Aid for Susquehanna County (Pa.) Residents, People, Percentage of Flood-insured Kansans Low Despite Past Flooding, Perry Recalls Texas Forces from Louisiana; Begins Preparations for Rita, PERRY WANTS FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR RITA, PIA National Holds Meetings with Senate Committee Staff on Flood Insurance Reauthorization Bill, PIA Requests Advance Emergency Orders From TDI, Plug Could Be Pulled from Flood Insurance Program Again This Weekend, Political furor arises over proposed SW Idaho flood map expansion, Port of New Orleans Settles With Insurer Over Katrina Damage, President Authorizes Disaster Aid Following Va. Storms, President Bush Declares Third Major Disaster for Florida as Result of Ivan, PRESIDENT DECLARES ALASKA MAJOR DISASTER FOLLOWING FALL WEATHER, President Declares Disaster Areas for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, President Declares Major Disaster for Alaska Following Fall Weather, President Declares Major Disaster to Aid S.C. Recovery Efforts Following Frances’ Visit, President Declares Major Disaster to Assist Pa. Recovery From Ivan’s Remnants, President Obama Signs Jobless Aid, Flood Insurance Extension, President Orders Disaster Aid for Florida Storm Victims, President Orders Disaster Aid for Frances Victims, President Orders Disaster Aid for Pa. Flood Victims, President Provides Federal Aid for Hawaii Storms, Private Firms Seize Profit Opportunities in Emergency Services, Producers Selling Flood Insurance Face Education Requirements, Project Means More Oregon Residents May Need Flood Insurance, Protecting against floods, Pueblo, Colorado’s Flood Maps Could Change, R. Steven Orr, Maryland, Commissioner of Insurance, R.I. Researchers to Create Tsunami Hazard Maps for East Coast, R.I. Sen. Reed’s Bill Requiring Updated Federal Flood Maps Wins Backing, Rain Douses S.D. Wildfire that Killed One, Injured Two, Rebuilt Homes Higher, More Varied, In Line with Stricter Building Codes, Record 7.7M Expected to Participate in Calif. Earthquake Drill, Red River Valley Residents Encouraged To Purchase Flood Insurance, Regents Consider Bonds to Aid University of Iowa Flood Recovery, Reinsurance Executives Tour Fortified Home in Mississippi, Reinsurers Tour Fortified Home During Mississippi Wind Pool Meeting, Relief Agencies Look to Assist Victims from Katrina, Relocating Miss. Art Museum Depends on FEMA, Insurance Monies, Remapping California flood zones might spur wave of policy sales, RenRe Hosts Hurricane Risk Mitigation Leadership Forum, Repairing Financial Infrastructure in the Gulf Coast, Repairing Financial Infrastructure in the Gulf Coast, Report Claims N.J. Homes at Risk Due to Outdated Flood Maps, Report not kind to FEMA regarding hurricane assistance, Report Says Seattle Dam Threatens $30 Billion Worth of Property, Report Tallies Trade-offs of Adding Wind to Federal Flood Insurance, Report Tallies Trade-offs of Adding Wind to Federal Flood Insurance, Report: FEMA Overpays Private Insurers for Handling Flood Insurance, Report: FEMA Overpays Private Insurers for Handling Flood Insurance, Report: insurers did not shift wind claims, Report: Insurers did not shift wind claims, Report: La. More Insured than any Other State for Flooding, Report: Upgrading FEMA Flood Maps Would Save Lives, Stem Losses, Researcher Says Stronger Building Codes Made Difference in Fla. Tornadoes, RESEARCHER SAYS TOUGHER CODES WORKED DURING FLA. TORNADOES, Residents in Gustav-damaged Mississippi Counties OK’d for Aid, Revised La. Lawsuit Cites ‘Incompetence’ of Federal Government, U.S. Corps of Engineers, Rhode Island Officials Say Grants, Not Loans Needed for Floods, RiskMeter Adds Flood Elevation Report to Service, Risky levees in 27 states could trigger flood insurance mandate, Rochman to Succeed Ryland as IBHS President/CEO, Rural Alabama Homeowners Still Waiting for Katrina Housing Aid, S.C. Gov. Asks FEMA to Conduct Damage Assessment Following Charley, S.C. Gov. Notes State Eligible for Federal Aid Following Charley’s Visit, Safety Group Requests Federal Aid to Protect Communities from Windstorms, Safety Group Requests Federal Aid to Protect Communities from Windstorms, Safety Should be Primary Concern in Wake of California Storms, Says ACIC, Sales of Federal Flood Insurance Policies Rose 13% in 2006, Sales of flood insurance up sharply, Sales of flood insurance up sharply, Sales of flood insurance up sharply, Sales of flood insurance up sharply, Salina, Kan., Considering Appealing New Floodplain Maps, San Francisco Hosts 100th Earthquake Conference, Predicts What If Scenarios, Santa Ana Winds Continue to Fuel Southern California Wildfires, SBA Loan Application Necessary for Assistance in Ala. Recovery, Scam Artists Could be Lurking Around the Corner, Schwarzenegger Announces Additional Assistance for Fire Victims, Selective Insurance Receives IIAA Endorsement for National Flood Program, Sen. Clinton Favors Federal Disaster Backup Fund, ‘Rebuilding’ FEMA, Sen. Durbin: FEMA Delaying Flood Insurance Maps in Illinois, Senate Advances Renewal of Flood Insurance without Wind Coverage, Senate Bills Offer Tax Credits, Loans to Help Property Owners Hit by Disasters, Senate OKs Paulison as FEMA Chief as Senator Wins Flood Claims Appeal Vow, Senate Rejects Adding Wind Coverage to Flood Insurance Program, Senate Rejects Adding Wind Coverage to Flood Insurance Program, 73-19, Senate Votes to Renew National Flood Insurance Program, Seven Alabama Counties Due Flood Mapping Funds, Several Dozen Puerto Rico Municipalities Designated for Tropical Storm Jeanne Assistance, Six Months After Katrina, New Orleans Far From Whole, Slow, Plodding Hurricane Recovery Problems Await New La. Gov., So Far, So Good, Some Georgians Get Crash Course in Flood Insurance, Some Katrina Evacuees Elect to Stay in Mass., R.I., Some Marylanders Still Hurting from Isabel Two Years Later, Some Rezoned Flood Insurance Policyholders Get Price Break, Some Rezoned Flood Insurance Policyholders Get Price Break, South Carolina Awards 85 Mitigation Grants to Coastal Homeowners, South Carolina Flood Insurance Premiums, Deductibles Rising, SOUTH CAROLINA GOV. NOTES STATE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FOLLOWING CHARLEY’S VISIT:, South Carolina Home Mitigation Program Reaches 1,000, South Miss. Residents Happy to Learn of $29B for Katrina Relief, South Texas Counties at Odds with FEMA Over Flood Maps, South Texas counties at odds with FEMA over maps, South Texas counties at odds with FEMA over maps, Southeast Minnesota Still Recovering from Flood, Some Rebuilding, Southeast Plagued with Hurricanes, Floods in Disastrous 2004, Southeast Texas County Defends Hurricane Ike Spending, Southern California Wildfire Losses Could Reach More than $2 Billion, Southern California Wildfire Losses Could Top $2 Billion, Southern Oregonians seek help after floods, Southern Oregonians Wait for Help After Floods, Southwest Illinois Seeks Senator’s Help in Flood Mapping, SPECIAL REPORT: Post-flood tips, Spotlight: Catastrophic Coverage, State, Federal Regs Concern Outgoing Big ‘I’ President, States Aim to Prevent Residential Fires by Requiring ‘Fire Safe’ Cigarettes, States Free From Required Disaster Insurance – For Now, States Look to Strengthen Flood Insurance Training for Agents, STATES TRY TO STRENGTHEN FLOOD INSURANCE TRAINING FOR AGENTS, States Urged to Prepare for Catastrophes by Enforcing Smarter Land Use, States Urged to Prepare for Catastrophes by Enforcing Smarter Land Use, States Urged to Prepare for Catastrophes by Enforcing Smarter Land Use, States Urged to Prepare for Catastrophes by Enforcing Smarter Land Use, Storms Led FEMA to Online Innovations, Study Accuses FEMA of Lax Implementation of Flood Program Changes Passed in 2004, Study Unveils Target Areas for Flood Insurance Policy Sales, Study Unveils Target Areas for Flood Insurance Policy Sales, Study Unveils Target Areas for Flood Policy Sales, Study Unveils Target Areas for Flood Policy Sales, Study: Flood Program Premiums Do Not Adequately Reflect Flood Risk, Survey: Despite Need Only 17% of Americans Have Flood Insurance, Survey: Despite Need Only 17% of Americans Have Flood Insurance, Survey: Despite Need, Only 17% of Americans Have Flood Insurance, Survey: Men Believe They’re Better Prepared for Disaster Than Women, Symington Tells Miss. Big ‘I’: Federal Charter a ‘Recipe for Disaster’, Tax Help Available for California Storm and Flood Victims, TDI Increases Assistance in East Texas; Expands Help Line Hours, TDI Offers Help to Claudette’s Victims, TDI Prepared to Help Those Impacted by Hurricane Rita, TDI STAFF ASSISTING STORM VICTIMS, TDI Staff Available in Houston to Assist Victims of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, TDI to Provide Assistance at El Paso Disaster Recovery Center, TDI to Provide Insurance Assistance at All Texas Disaster Recovery Centers, Tenn. Senators Note $6 Million in Federal Disaster Aid for Jackson, TENN. SENATORS NOTE $6 MILLION IN FEDERAL DISASTER AID FOR JACKSON:, Tennessee Gets $7 Million for Flooded Home Buyouts, Tennessee Utility, College Get Federal Relief for Tornado Damage, Texas ‘Victims’ Plead Guilty for Making False Hurricane Katrina Claims, Texas Gov. Perry Asks Federal Government for Full Reimbursement of Rita Costs, Texas Governor Blasts FEMA, Creates Hurricane Recovery Commission, Texas House Panel Studies Response to Hurricane Ike, Texas Insurance Complaints Lowest in 7 Years, Trade Group Says, Texas Lawmakers Critical of Federal Response to Hurricane, Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Rita Fraud, Texas Officials Blast Feds; Regulators Warn Insurers, Texas Receives More Than $55M in Disaster Aid After Summer Storms, Texas Recovering from Hurricane Rita, Texas to Receive More than $50M for Improvement Projects, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Chief Favors Gradual Rate Hike, The Asian Catastrophe: An Unprecedented Event Evokes a Global Response, The Commissioners, The Commissioners, The Complete Condo Package, Part 1, The Flood Insurance Agency Forms Agreement with BancInsure, The Flood Insurance Coverage Paradox, The Paradox of Flood Insurance Coverage, The Paradox of Flood Insurance Coverage, The Southern California Firestorms of 2003, Thousands of Federally Placed Underground Fuel Tanks Could Leak, Thousands of Hurricane Evacuees In Georgia Missed FEMA Deadline, Time to Join, Switch Medicare Plans Extended for Katrina Evacuees, Time to Oust FEMA Trailers, New Orleans Officials Say, Tips for Filing Flood Insurance Claims, Tobacco-trial Lawyer ‘Poster Child’ for Katrina Insurance, Top 10 Stories of 2001, Tornado-Ravaged N.D. Town Tallies $3.5M in Uninsured Losses, Tornado-ravaged Tennesseeans Waiting for Aid, Insurance, Construction, Tornado, Storms Slam Atlanta, Gov. Declares State of Emergency, Totally ready or just terrorism ready?, Totally ready or just terrorism ready?, Trial Bar Report: Insurers Still Denying Claims 2 Years After Katrina, Two South Dakota Fire Departments Receive $240,000 in FEMA Grants, U.S. Approves $14 Million for N.H. Flood Victims, U.S. Coasts Threatened, According to FEMA Report, U.S. Corps Finds Some Sacramento Levees Not Up to Standard, U.S. Corps finds some Sacramento levees not up to standard, U.S. Disaster Agency FEMA Improved But Still Lacking, Report Says, U.S. Disaster Agency FEMA Improved But Still Lacking, Report Says, U.S. Disaster Funds Approved for Flooded N.H. Counties, U.S. Disaster Plan Takes Lessons From Katrina, Calif.’s Wildfires, U.S. District Court Judges Order Two S. Floridians to Reimburse FEMA, U.S. Extends Aid to Conn. Property Owners for April Storm Damage, U.S. Hurricane Center Applying Storm Surge, Other Lessons Learned, U.S. Labor Secretary Notes $10 Million Grant to Assist N.C. Workers Following Hurricanes, U.S. Releases New Disaster Response and Recovery Plan, U.S. Report: Private Insurers Overpaid by National Flood Program, U.S. report: Private insurers overpaid by national flood program, U.S. report: Private insurers overpaid by national flood program, U.S. Senate Panel Advises Scrapping, Then Rebuilding, FEMA, U.S. Senate panel advises scrapping, then rebuilding, FEMA, U.S. Senate panel advises scrapping, then rebuilding, FEMA, U.S. SENATE VOTES TO RENEW FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM:, U.S. Senator Presses Agencies for Information About Illinois Levees, U.S. Wants $309M in Katrina Hurricane Aid Returned, UA Research: Risk of Flooding in Arizona Not As Severe as Estimated, UA RESEARCH: RISK OF FLOODING IN ARIZONA NOT AS SEVERE AS ESTIMATED, UA RESEARCH: RISK OF FLOODING IN ARIZONA NOT AS SEVERE AS ESTIMATED, University Dorm Fires on the Rise, Up in Smoke No More, UPDATE: Emergency Aid Authorized for Hurricane Katrina Emergency Response in Louisiana, USAA Defends Its Katrina Response Against Comments by Miss. AG Hood, Va. Disaster Victims Warned of Fraud Threat, VA. GETS FEDERAL STORM AID:, VA. OFFICIALS HIT FLOOD PROGRAM:, Va. Officials Join Critics of Flood Program, Victims of Tornado Damage Still Waiting on FEMA, Virginia Governor Requests Federal Damage Assessment Teams, Virginia to Appeal Denial of Federal Aid for Ernesto Victims, Volunteers in Ark. Hold Back Levee ‘Sand Boils’ to Prevent Flooding, Volunteers Throw Thousands in Storm Damage Evidence to the Curb, W. Va. A.G. Warns Public About Groups Fraudulently Claiming to Represent FEMA, W. Va. Disaster Survivors with Insurance Might Also Qualify for FEMA, State and SBA Assistance, W. Va. Flood Victims Told Aid is Available, W. Va. Gov. Extends State of Emergency for Several Counties Hit By Storms, W. Va. Gov. Reports Disaster Declaration Approved, W. VA. GOV. REPORTS DISASTER DECLARATION APPROVED:, W. Va. Gov. Reports Flood Funding, W. Va. Gov. Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration, W. Va. Gov. Signs Federal Disaster Declaration, W. Va. Gov. Tours Flood Damaged Region, Expects Federal Help for Suffering Residents, W. Va. Hurricane Ivan Aid at $10.5 Million, W. Va. Hurricane Ivan Aid at $2.5 Million, W.Va. Granted $12 M for June Storms, Waiver Granted for Mobile Homes in Louisiana’s Cameron Parish, Warnings Issued: Hurricane Season Begins June 1, Prepare Now; Suppliers Stocked Up for Fla. Tax-Free Holiday, Washington Makes Insurance Plea for Storm Damage Victims, Washington Warns Green Valley Residents about Flood Insurance, West has highest number of “unacceptable” levees, West has highest number of “unacceptable” levees, West Indiana Levee Creates Flood Insurance Dilemma, WEST VIRGINIA FLOOD VICTIMS HAVE AID AVAILABLE:, WHEN FEMA CHANGES RULES MID-STREAM, WHO SHOULD PAY FOR IT?, White House Declares Washington Major Disaster Area, White House Says It Learned Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Who Is Best Prepared for a Disaster?, Who Pays?, Who Pays?, Who You Going to Call When There’s An Earthquake’, Who’s Going to Pay?, Whose Responsibility Is It’ Educating Agents and Insureds about Flood Insurance, Willis Reports on Insurance Marketplace Conditions, Windstorm Fund a Leading Issue With Lawmakers at Texas Capitol, Windstorm Insurance Debate Begins in Texas, Finally, Windstorm Panelists: Carriers Hesitant to Write Fla. Policies, Windstorm panelists: Carriers hesitant to write policies in Florida, Wis. Gov. Requests Federal Damage Assessment for Eight Counties, Wisconsin Official Suggests Flood Insurance Necessary as Spring Arrives, Woodland, Calif. Homeowners to Purchase Flood Coverage, Wooley Reminds Louisianians to Prepare for Hurricane Season which Starts June 1, Workers in Four More Calif. Counties Eligible for Freeze Assistance, Worldwide Response to Asia’s Agony; Calls for Donations, Yes, You Are in a ‘Flood Zone!’, Yes, You Are in a ‘Flood Zone!’, Yes, You Are in a ‘Flood Zone!’
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