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FEMA Contractors Not Liable for Misrepresentations About Flood Risk

The North Fork of the White River in southern Missouri is a nationally known fly-fishing destination, teeming with brown and rainbow trout. The stream is fed from underground springs in the Ozark Mountains, keeping its waters cool on hot summer …

FEMA Buys More Flood Reinsurance; Decision Near on Insurance Rate Change Plan

The federal government has bought additional reinsurance to cover losses of the National Flood Insurance Program. On Feb. 23, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the flood insurance program, entered into the agency’s fourth, three-year reinsurance agreement with …

Federal Flood Insurance Premiums Far From Keeping Up With Expected Losses

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 to cover the risk …

Trump Signs Stopgap Government Funding Measure with 1 Year Flood Insurance Renewal

President Donald Trump signed a funding measure that will keep the federal government running until Dec. 11. The continuing resolution (HR 8337), which the House passed last week 359 to 57, was approved by the Senate in a 84-10 vote …

Think Tank Urges Flood Insurance Program to Stop Enabling Building in High Risk Areas

The threat of sea-level rise should force policymakers to rethink policies that encourage development in flood-prone regions. One place to start is with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), according to the Washington, D.C. free market think tank R Street. …

Government Spending Bill Includes Flood, TRIA Renewals and Obamacare Taxes Repeal

Congress is planning to use a $1.4 trillion package of two must-pass spending bills to repeal Obamacare taxes, raise the age for tobacco purchases to 21 and extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank for seven years, according to legislation released Monday. …

Trump Signs Month-Long Government Funding That Includes Flood Insurance Program

President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that will extend funding for a wide range of federal agencies through Dec. 20 and avoid partial government shutdowns that otherwise would have begun on Friday. An administration official said Trump signed the …

Group Says FEMA’s Flood Home Buyouts Take Too Long

For those who want to move out of a flood zone, the wait time for a home buyout can stretch five years or more, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which analyzed nearly 30 years of data from …

Hurricane Florence a Reminder of Flood Insurance Reforms Stalled in Congress

U.S. taxpayers who spent billions of dollars after a trifecta of hurricanes last year are poised to do so again after a fix to the nation’s troubled flood insurance program remains stalled in Congress — and as a dangerous new …

Opinion: Is Florida’s Flood Insurance Industry Really Prepared?

The clock is ticking: The National Flood Insurance Program expires on July 31, 2018; so what happens next? It is well documented that the NFIP is broken and has been in disarray for a long time. The NFIP’s primary deficiency …