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Pennsylvania Forms Flood Insurance Affordability Task Force

Dec 7 2023 // Pennsylvania has established a task force to recommend policies to make flood insurance more affordable. The Flood Insurance Premium Assistance Task Force will examine potential programs that provide premium discounts,...

Massachusetts to Remove 8 Aging Dams for Water Quality, Flood Mitigation, Safety

Dec 4 2023 // Eight aging dams in central and western Massachusetts will be removed as part of a $25 million initiative announced Friday by state environmental officials. The structures to be dismantled include the abandoned high-hazard...

Severe Cyclone May Bring Floods to Parts of Southeast India

Dec 4 2023 // A severe cyclone in the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rain and strong winds across southeast India, with authorities warning of flash floods, damage to crops and power failures in some affected areas. Cyclone...

Nigeria’s Worst Flood in Decade Caused Billions in Economic Damage

Dec 1 2023 // Nigerian floods last year that claimed hundreds of lives also caused up to $9 billion in damage, according to a report from the National Bureau of Statistics. The assessment, conducted in collaboration with the World Bank,...

Study: Federal Payouts Bolstered Flood Policy Uptake, Insured Value

Dec 1 2023 // The availability of a federal flood payout in a county in a given year increased the number of flood insurance policies by 5.2% and the total insured value of the policies by 4.6% in the following year, a new study...

New York Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Aid for Downstate for September Floods

Nov 30 2023 // New York Governor Kathy Hochul has requested a major disaster declaration from President Joe Biden to support the ongoing recovery of downstate communities affected by the significant flooding occurring during a two-day...

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