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Chubb Not Responsible for Superstorm Sandy Damage to Two Insureds’ Homes

A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling that Chubb Insurance Co. is not responsible for damages to two insureds’ homes caused by Superstorm Sandy because of a flood exclusion in their policies. In October 2012, Superstorm …

Study: Every $1 Spent on Buying Flood Lands Could Save U.S. $5 in Future Damages

Which would cost American taxpayers more: Paying now to protect undeveloped areas that are likely to flood in the coming decades, or allowing development to proceed based on current projections and paying for subsequent flood damages when they inevitably occur? …

Vermont Farm Loses 2K Chicken and Turkeys in Flooding, Estimates $60K Loss

A Vermont farmer says he lost more than 2,000 chickens and turkeys when last week’s flood waters inundated their Richmond farm. Bruce Hennessey, of Maple Wind Farm, says they had moved the animals to higher ground prior to the storm …

FEMA Teams Assessing Storm Damage in Vermont

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Vermont assessing flood and wind damage from a recent storm. Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann requested the preliminary damage assessment to determine if the state qualifies for a federal major disaster declaration …

Lawsuit: Regulatory Commission Must Pay New York Flooding Costs

New York is seeking compensation for flood damage in Lake Ontario shoreline communities in a lawsuit against the international body that regulates waterways between the United States and Canada, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Cuomo said the International …

Nebraska’s Emergency Management Agency Strained by Record Floods

Nebraska state emergency officials who faced record floods this summer are now scrambling to boost their ranks with more workers to help residents recover and rebuild their communities. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency plans to hire 17 new employees in …

Aid Offered for Homeowners Affected by Lake Ontario Flooding

Homeowners impacted by Lake Ontario flooding this year can apply for up to $50,000 in state funding to repair damage. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program will allocate up to …

Olive Branch Residents Still Recovering Two Months After Flood

Frances Ivonne Brensdal woke up June 7 to find her Olive Branch home flooded after a night of record rainfall, which left her family and others displaced. She didn’t even know it was raining. “My neighbor called me at 2:30 …

Illinois Governor Asks Residents to Report Flood Damage

Illinois Gov. J.D. Pritzker is urging residents of his state to report flood damage to their county’s emergency management agencies. He says such action will increase the likelihood the state will qualify for federal disaster aid. According to the governor’s …

Severe Weather Spurs Flooding, Disrupts Rail Service in Pennsylvania

Severe storms containing heavy rains and strong winds have spurred flooding in the suburbs of Philadelphia, disrupting travel and damaging some property. The storms started Wednesday night and continued for several hours through early Thursday. It was the latest round …