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South Carolina Insurance Head Talks Lessons Learned After Historic Flood

South Carolina’s coastal property insurance market is strong, but the state’s significant catastrophe risk remains an ongoing threat and not one that should be taken lightly. That is the message South Carolina Insurance Director Raymond Farmer hopes to get across …

FEMA Denies Individual Assistance to Florida Tornado Victims

Some residents of the Florida Panhandle who sustained damage during two tornadoes that touched down in February will not receive individual assistance through FEMA. The News Journal reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state’s request for individual …

North Carolina Requests Disaster Declaration for Flood Damage

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says flooding caused at least $31 million in damage in eight North Carolina counties where he’s now seeking a federal disaster declaration in hopes of getting help paying that bill. McCrory said Friday he has …

South Carolina Insurance Director: Insurers Ready for Claims from ‘Devastating’ Storm

The insurance industry is bracing itself for an expected onslaught of claims in the wake of what South Carolina officials are calling a 1 in 1,000 year storm. “This is an extremely devastating event,” said South Carolina Director of Insurance …

New Jersey Accuses 4 of Sandy Aid Fraud

State prosecutors in New Jersey have charged four people with filing fraudulent applications for federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds. They’re among 20 people accused since March of bilking the system. Authorities say 65-year-old Nabil Girgis received nearly $42,000 by claiming …

FEMA Reimburses West Virginia Entities for Chemical Spill Costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed $1.4 million to local and state governments, hospitals and some non-profit groups for costs related to January’s chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia. The Charleston Daily Mail reports FEMA assistance has been awarded …